The fisherman bolted, across the bay,
where lay a blasted shore.
And spied, from windswept distance,
a shape from Neptune’s floor.
A beast some hundred feet in length,
azure-black upon the sand.
Relief, for it was spent of strength.
But none to call to hand.
Aghast, the man returned to town,
spreading word far and wide:
“Upon the beach, beneath the gulls,
a sea monster has died.”
Quick were tongues to relay the tale,
and upon a tractor they relied.
to tow the carcass, which they discovered,
was nought but timber, tarped and tied.