(a.k.a. Inspired by a Jelly in the Gulf of Alaska)
Of Molokai they sing great songs;A jelly of renown.
She had translucent pumping veins
And a purple gown.
A Ctenofore, young Michael said,
“Let’s shine a light upon her”
The “oohs” and “aahs” resounded then,
A rainbow cast about her.
Alas, she was from the briny depths.
We knew she could not stay.
So Jessie cast her back again
Into the foggy spray.
Of Molokai they sing great songs;
A jelly of renown.
We think of her of now and then,
In her brilliant purple gown.
By Alison Macdonald