The word that came out of the random word generator this week for What the Doodle? was PELAGIC. Which left a few of us scratching our heads. You can look it up on your own, but the general gist is something pertaining to the open sea, or the fish inhabiting the upper layers of the ocean. Here's what the FableVision crew came up with.
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The Watermelon: A Sweet and Sour Tale
The watermelon’s fate is tragic –
Despite its name, it’s not pelagic.
All day it lies with rooted plants,
Dreaming of the sea’s expanse.
It sees itself in sailor gear,
Spitting seeds from ear to ear.
A pirate of the bravest kind,
With parrots perched upon its rind!
When twilight falls, with one swift motion,
It breaks from land and joins the ocean.
With glee, it plunges o’er the dock
…and sinks more swiftly than a rock.
Sad but true, it failed to note:
All that’s “water” does not float.
(Though you might think this tale is gory,
There’s a moral to this story:
As you tear off on life’s pursuits,
It’s never bad to check your roots.)
a poem by Jesse Bornemann (@JesseACH)
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