Spot of lunch at the beach yesterday.
Smelt a bit fishy, as is natural by the sea.
A wake of vultures close to the water's edge.
Curious, yet not totally irregular.
Upon further investigation,
(Unfortunately with no means of recording),
We beheld our first 'close-encounter' with a dolphin,
Sadly beached and bereft of life.
Once beautiful and graceful,
Now bloated and lacking sight.
Pecked by the waiting winged scavengers,
Its blubber, too thick to penetrate and prey on.
A base and lonesome burial ensued,
A Tico dug grave by the shore.
Attended by no friends nor family,
Just two tourists, with I-phones in hand.