Sunday, December 9, 2018

Rik George writes and draws

The Alpha-Bestiary

F is for Frank, 
The flying fish from Fontana 
Who chose to go by air from LA to Montana, 
But a perch in a pond in Riverside 
Flashed her scales and fluttered her fins,
Diverting Frank to dally in her cabana. 

Small fry resulted, swimming in schools, 
So Frank became a teacher of fishes, 
A faithful husband who did the dishes. 
He sold his wings to a passing eagle. 
He never flew again but clung to his perch 
Until he died in a crimson tide in Riverside. 


1 comment:

  1. A crimson tide is a large concentration of protozoans or unicellular algae such as dinoflagellates and diatoms. Certain species of phytoplankton and dinoflagellates found in these algae blooms contain photosynthetic pigments that vary in color from brown to red, making the water appear discolored or murky.
    Fontana and Riverside are communities in California. Fontana is in San Bernardino county. It was founded as Rosena in 1905 by Azariel Blanchard Miller, who renamed it in 1913 due to its proximity to the Santa Ana river -- "fontana" is Italian for "fountain" or water source. Miller had been educated in Riverside, about 55 mi (89 km) east of Los Angeles, on the Santa Ana.


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