Monday, August 31, 2015

What Lurks In The Loch: Nessie Haiku

In the murky depths
of Loch Ness, a monster lurks–
they call it Nessie.

The explanations
vary from floating tree stumps
to overturned boats.

That long, snake-like neck…
do you think Nessie could be
a plesiosaur?

The "Surgeon's Photo"
has defined Nessie's image.
Too bad it's a hoax.

A bizarre bubbling
and splashing in the shadow
of Urquhart Castle.

Two of them surface...
now three, and now four of them:
gray humps in the loch.

"Loch Ness Monster found!"
claims grocery store tabloid.
Also, "Bat Boy lives!"

Rogue waves in the loch
under the right conditions
can make spooky shapes.

She might not exist,
but Nessie sure makes for good
tourist revenue.

1 comment:

  1. chemicaldepositoryMarch 6, 2016 at 10:02 PM

    i saw nessie once but it turned out to be my own foot and then i ate bananas with a sundae and someones told me monkeys had joined the coffee cup in the laundry room