Swimming With Sharks

Diagram of the sharks lateral line.

Diagram of the sharks lateral line. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Their teeth are blunt these days
Their slow approach is flawed
It’s not what it used to be
Machiavelli would be appalled

Their schemes so obvious
We’ve seen it all before
Criminality so banal
They only bend the law

Their linear planning is lost
To their Twitter account
Blink and you’ll miss all the things
They fail to surmount

Swimming with sharks we find
They betray all their plans
To outwit an ancient foe
We now have it in hand

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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7 Responses to Swimming With Sharks

  1. Brian Hughes says:

    We get sharks off here. They’re only basking sharks, but it’s amusing when somebody’s swimming in the sea who doesn’t know this and a fin pops up in front of them.

  2. This, I will share with colleagues from an old stomping ground. My teeth were sharpened on Wall Street where this piece will be read, then dismissed by chum churners.

  3. Beautiful poem. With the right music to accompany it it’s really powerful!

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