Issue Six

Winter 2013

 

Sea Anemone

 

All mouth and waving arms,
deadly venom hidden
in blowsy floral beauty.
 
Unable to move,
stuck to the same rock forever,
or stowed away on a crab,
protection in exchange
for scraps.
 
Another floats,
untethered.
 
Broken against the coral,
each piece grows into a new animal,
all mouth and waving arms.
 
You will think this is a metaphor.

 

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LouAnn Shepard Muhm

 

 

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