Shark built a House
It would be built like this one
like a giant fin, parting the waters.
It would have house guests
such as a Moray Eel and an Octopus
in a Garden of Corals, Kelp and Sea Anemones.
It would have no need for doors or windows, the Weather
didn’t penetrate often from this lone spire
from the sea above.
Yet it would have shafts of Sunlight to
Illumine the days and careful arrangements
of Lantern-fish and phosphorescent Sea-slugs
would give it a Glow to those dark water evenings.
It might be safe to say the Shark House had a
reputation and there were some creatures which
wouldn’t stay because of the Shark Factor
for a short time, much less an overnight or
Weekend Getaway, but all Sharks are not Great Whites.
“JAWS” had made a bad impression on many
even among the Sea Life which hadn’t
seen any of the movies in the horrific Franchise.
However the Shark House idea had alreahdy been
thought up in England where there was the appearance
of a Shark stuck in the roof of an Oxford Don’s House
as a prank piece of artwork as though the
Shark in question had fallen
from the sky and
---Purple Mark, 03/10/2012
- “If a shark built a house it would be this pennant rock commanding the waves like a giant fin, partings the waters.” Tara Legresley from "Not Monet’s Haystack." Talking Raven Review: Winter 1999. (Lewis-Clark College, Lewiston Idaho) pg. 109. The Universe gifted me with the book provided from the top of a Broadway Post Office newspaper kiosk.