The Horse Shoe Crab
By Christopher J. Bradley
11/22/01 2:44:50 AM
Dedicated to Robert Bradley
There were fish swimming everywhere at the Aquarium
All different kinds of fish
Spiny Alien Zebra fish like you would never see
In the Saint Lawrence by the docks.
And there was a seal who did tricks
And balanced a ball on his nose
To throw to the dolphins in the big central pool
Of the big blue circular building.
And an electric eel that shocked
My Dad and I
In the darkness
On the hour.
The event that I can still feel in my spirit
Is my encounter with the touch tank
Where I had a chance to play with the starfish
And the big shelled and spiky tailed
Horse Shoe Crab.