A tail can be manufactured
Neoprene, dragon skin silicone, urethane,
flukes customised &
sold to finfolk
lost@sea. Staccato tweets,
eyespots as strange as olives.
At work the dorsal fin separates
easily from the mould.
The mertailor’s apprentice eats.
Knife and fork
reveal flesh as pink as corned beef.
Afterwards, he skims the stock.
(His soup smells good in the pot.)
On weekends she’s a wish in a tank
will do small fry,
Are you real?