Fish Poem - Alien Species
by Nina Stawski
I wrote a poem in a hurry….
About a fish living here in Missouri.
Please be tolerant while I harp,
About the excitable Asian carp.
A nasty, slimy alien species…..
A reputation synonymous with feces….
It lives in every river, creek and tributary,
Making the lives of boaters, fishers and skiers very hairy.
It flip-flops worse than most politicians,
Launching into boats in dicey positions.
The only ones who appreciate these aerial attacks
Are those enthusiastic dogs: -- Foxy, Roxy, and Max.
Flying fish are a species----truly----successful indeed!
Taking over the Missouri waterways…with alacrity and speed.