Donald was just beyond the breakers
when I saw him in trouble
struggling to stay above water,
I was swimming to the rescue
when not a hundred feet
before I reached him, a huge grey fin
parted a small wave….
he went under, the sea turned red, a seal got tossed
up into the air by a great white
it swam away munching–
Donald came up
“Help, help me!”, he cried, “Help!”
the real horror was, I had to think twice.