I used to ride a raft
I knew it was coming
all the signs were there
plain as day.
Sitting outside beyond the break
(what am I doing there?)
we two travelers
unintentionally pushed into some communal space
requiring a polite attempt at conversation
The guy looks down at me
from atop his 9'6"
with four fins
and the after market turbo boost
it looks like he feeds it raw liver twice a day
Here it comes,
is it too late to paddle away?
"Yep, I used to ride a raft when I was a kid!"