City Shoebies Rescue Loggerhead Lou
PollyWallaBoo, beach today, PollyWallaShoo, swim and play. Whales
tails, snickety snails, city to sea, just you and me. Pack plenty of tacos, a
fresh peach each.
Sasha Rabbit and O’Dell Rat, two Philly Shoebies, hop on the bus. Off
and away, sun, sand, red hot noses and ice cold toeses.
Cape May, waves roar and thunder. Skip in the surf, slosh in the sea.
Water’s a wonder, awash and a-rumble, a jumble of fun if you please.
“Look,” bellows BB the Buoy-boy. “Loggerhead Lou’s back from the
South Caribbean sea.”
OH NO! Big turtle tumbles in a jangle-tangle of Polly-Wolly-propylene
bags, ragged ropes, and party balloons. Beach Girl tugs, but the lines are too
Sasha and O’Dell hurry to help. They gnaw the nets. Bite the line.
Loggerhead Lou paddles free. He calls from atop a towering wave,
“Gracias, mis amigos.”
Sasha sees a torn green sack and two rubber bands. She makes a pony
that nickers her name, “Sashahaaha Sashahaaha.”
O’Dell finds a buoy-bird to perch on his head. It tweets: “red skies at
night, sailor’s delight.”
Sharing tacos with Beach-Trash friends, O’Dell calls “PollyWallaBoo,
free Loggerhead Lou,” Sasha sings out, “PollyWallaShoo, turtle swims, water
so blue. Whale’s tails and snickety snails, City to Sea, just you and me.” BB
pitches a peach to a surly gull.
Sasha and O’Dell nap on the tumble-bumble bus ride home. BB and
Beach-Girl, no longer lost and alone, dream in their shoebox of treasures.
Loggerhead Lou smiles.
I love water.