It was still sunny the next day
when my friends showed up on the steps
to play with our new pal.
I began introductions.
First, meet the 3 wish rocks.
The Brothers Cairnmotzov
whose dream is to be a balancing act in the circus.
Who couldn’t stay long because of the sun.
He didn’t want to dry out so we threw him back in the sea in a sec.
a shard of his former self but whole nonetheless,
with a great sense of humor.
And “The Claw”
a retired world-class wrestler who still likes to tease the kids.
All in good fun, of course.
Shy shell said hello.
Nice to meet you.
The Cairnmotzov Brothers were too polite to mention
the shred of seaweed stuck to his lip.
We sat and talked awhile. Mostly small talk. Getting to know you kind of stuff.
Then I asked,
What should we do?
I did not expect what happened next.
They wanted to play the “clowns in a Volkswagen game”
and I couldn’t stop them.
The three little stones piled inside first.
The waves applauded.
Suddenly it seems I had met a whole new creature.
It was astounding how they formed themselves a troupe.
The Brothers Cairnmotzov called their agent to see if together
all six of them might apply for the circus.
I haven’t heard from them since.
Keep an eye out for them, will you?