Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Echinoderm Eyes

Oh, your eyes,
starfish eyes all dappled with
unexpected colors and clinging, crawling
across my oceanic flesh.

Sea-urchin eyes
wink from underwater ripples
in a sudden shift of foam. I am skewered
on long black needles, by relentless current.

Buy my heart with a handful
of sand-dollar eyes, fragile five-pronged eyes
and hold me stronger than any hand can grasp.

--inspired by Poefusion's title Five-Pronged Eyes. So if you think it's weird, blame Michelle.
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3 comments:

one more believer said...

loving the sea i am strangely drawn to it... yes, it is an interesting post michelle picked this week... i was wondering where it orginally came from... when i googled there was nothing i could make sense of...

Michelle Johnson said...

Your use of the prompt is an excellent choice, Tiel. I love the ocean and the strange creatures that come from its depths. Well done. Have a nice night.

Cynthia said...

Oh, lovely, flowing and surreal.