Lengthy Poem Contest

begin with the stone
by EA Kane

l. lobster

you wash down the river into the ocean,
your carapice folding over you, salt water
catching your gills and the spaces between
your armor. you form thick claws for
crushing and seizing. you float in your body,
like a candy in its wrapper. you know you
will only grow larger, and shed your shell,
and grow and shed, until you are caught
hungry and monstrous in the salted water.
in theory, you may live forever. you may
become the next mystery of the deep. you
may dream of sunlight green and blue
beneath the glass bars of the waves. 


((and that is enough)) go to t
((but you know that the sunlight is golden? that it shines hot?)) go to e





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