Like One Fish Out of Water


Sniff, lick, snort, tickle,

wag my tail in play, sly eye,

never show the truth.


Nose under Zader’s

hand. Flip. Nudge. Lick. Flip. Nudge. Sigh.

Belly rub at last.


Dainty footsteps pause,

dance away from ocean spray,

lick the salty air.


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the Niuhi Shark Website.
One Boy, No Water
Zader's living like a fish out of water.
One Shark, No Swim
Because even out of the water Zader's not safe.
Uncle Kahana and Ilima find Zader abandoned on the reef at Piko Point as a baby.