The first time I saw a whale shark
very close to me,
with his mouth as wide as can be
to scoop up the soup
that is the sea,
I flipped my lid in fright
at the sight.
Trifectra wants us to make a 33-single-syllable-word piece starting with the phrase “The first time I saw…” This is a true story, but it was Jock not me at 5 metres under the Indian Ocean on flippers and snorkel and it wasn’t fright, it was delight, but that’s 2 syllables! The whale shark is a gentle giant which can be up to 40 feet long. It is a filter feeder, on plankton.