PollyWollyBoo, beach today, PollyWollyShoo, swim and play.
Whales tails, snickety snails, city to sea, just you and me.
Pack plenty of tacos and a fresh peach each.
Lunch safely stored in a shoebox, Sasha Rabbit and O’Dell Rat, two Philly
Shoebies, hop on the bus and off to sun, sand, red hot noses and ice cold
Jersey Shore, waves thunder and roar. 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
OH NO! The turtle tumbles in a jangle-tangle of PollyWolly-propylene bags,
ragged ropes, and party balloons.
BG, the Buoy-girl, tugs.
The lines are too tight.
Sasha and O’Dell hurry to help.
They gnaw the nets. Bite the lines.
Loggerhead Lou paddles free.
Atop towering waves, he shouts “Gracias, mis amigos.”
Sasha sees a torn green sack plus two rubber bands.
It becomes a pony that nickers her name: Sashahaaha.
O’Dell bumps into a beach-ball bird that tweets: red skies tonight, sailor’s
Sharing tacos with new-found friends, O’Dell calls: PollyWollyBoo, free
Sasha sings: PollyWollyShoo, turtle swims, water so blue. Whale’s tails and
snickety snails, City to Sea, just you and me.
BB pitches his peach to a surly gull.
Sasha and O’Dell nap on the tumble-bumble bus ride home.
BB and BG dream in the shoebox of beach-trash treasures.
Loggerhead Lou smiles.
Turtle Island is happy tonight.
I love water.