Surfin’ Joe

Joe was an ant that wanted to surf
Though Joe knew ants we’re supposed to stick to the earth
And as he’d carried leaves to and fro
Joe would fantasize about hanging lose and being called “bro”

People from miles and miles away would gather
And all the girls, he’d would woo and flatter –
“There goes Long-Ride Joe”, they’d say
Running to catch a glimpse before the wave rode him away

So one day Joe went out to the sand
It was off to the watery wonderland –
But when Joe got there, it was frantic
Those waves were gigantic!

Washed up there he lay
And then marched home with great dismay

So, drudgingly, he continued his boring routine
Such an outcome, to Joe, had been unforeseen

But one day it started to rain,
A wave formed in the ditch, death was saying “hello”
And Joe thought about how he’d felt at the beach where he’d lain
So he rode that sucker, on his leaf, as Long-Ride Joe

© Luis Valencia

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About luisydomonique

Poetry Year Long Project between Luis Valencia and the Brilliant, Beautiful, and Vivace Domonique Celeste Alcaraz.
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