Radiant Life, Coral Reef

The brilliant little fishes continue to dart

This way

Flippity flappidy

See the Foureye Butterfly Fish

Hanging out ’round the coral reef

 

They like it here

Food’s plentiful

Mates are everywhere

No troubles

Except for the predators

 

Still so beautiful

All the marvelous colors

Do the Sea Anemones notice?

Do the plankton realize?

How the display looks to us?

 

What do the fish say to each other?

What’s on their mind?

How can they move in such unison?

I’m still amazed

 

The brilliant little fishes continue to dart

This way

Flippity flappidy

See the Foureye Butterfly Fish

Hanging out ’round the coral reef

 

I could scuba dive

I could swim underwater

Say hello to the eels

The crabs, the urchins, the snails

 

The sea grass beds

Flower the plants

The algae spreads

Thin layers across the surface

 

The rainforest of the ocean

Ecosystem extraordinaire

Host to over 8,000 creatures

Astounding me

 

The brilliant little fishes continue to dart

This way

Flippity flappidy

See the Foureye Butterfly Fish

Hanging out ’round the coral reef

 

Copyright ©2012 Andrew Jack Rhodes

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