January 13, 2015

Fish Poem - Alien Species

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.

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