Tag Archives: Nessie

APPOINTMENT WITH A PLESIOSAUR

When one calls on “Nessie”.

The process is likely messy…

Cloudy water

Cameras falter,

So hard to see from a jetty!

From a Lake Champlain boat ramp.

You might not find “Champ”…

A plesiosaur (?)

American lore,

‘Though along the shore live you camp!

We like sea creatures well-fed,

As long as it isn’t us dead…

Strange photographs

As epitaphs,

Are they really only in our heads?

–Jonathan Caswell

IS NESSIE GONE?

IS NESSIE GONE?

Nessie that old heart-throb,

(Worth every tourist “bob”.)*

Has not been seen

In months (eighteen),

Since the last observation logged!

According to NBC,

Today on its internet feed…

Old Nessie is missing

And some have been kissing

That beastie good-by, finally.

Loch Ness will ne’er be the same

Without this monster of fame…

Is it really gone

Or just gone along

On vacation worthy of the name?

–Jonathan Caswell

* bob…British money to be made (in this case, from tourists)…in the U.S. they would be “tourist dollars”