I accidentally typed ‘chiton’ instead of ‘Chiron’ and was like, hey, I’m into this! I’m into this horrible mistake!
Note down note down shift in temperature/humidity on
Respective coasts of Athens and Manhattan. The lightning
Whelk spooning inwards, proceeding from the left.
They both coughed and coughed until their bodies
Caved in. The plastic cups came apart. Gosh,
They were really laughing their guts out.
They were really big piles of shit in the end.
They were really human shit. The nurse
Notes this down on damp paper. Both indicate
With hand gestures a refusal to resuscitate.
From the meniscus noted down the surface tension
On the blue-white cheek, prod out cilia and cilia and
The last feeble choke and graft of language. Child
In overall-shorts smirking at both funerals at once.
Appearing over battlefield. Missing teeth. Freckled.
Oh! AND Oh! Hey! That old death grammar and
Oh hey the length of spiny appendages.
Buff molecules swole so dense with papillae
Who could say what eye or tit they would become
So hard with muscles so round rippling dots—
Oh yeah and so also the flexing gland in the heart! Nope.
Which it observed and it observed that it was into your music
And moved from building to building threshing with flails.
And it moved from building to building trying hard to grow
A wing or third finger. And it clung to the lowest level
Like limpets, male and sleek as white lung mantle
And the end of holding on to bones and skins.
Another lower whelk in deeper water. Some guy’s
Bare sheathes stir the shit up, throw the net
Out deeper where the giant kelps are patient and vain.
Pat says Oh Baby I’m really ‘lichen’ this new autosynthetic
Symbiotic haircut! Menelaus slaps her hard across the mouth,
Draws blood. Laugh/Applause. It’s a wise child
That dips his feet in the sea. It’s a beautiful girl
That dips her finger in the cold black tea.
It’s a disgraced former linebacker wading out with his organs
Unspooling green and broad, sucking light and going glad.
All around the world more and more are voting yes
For algae, building to building, yes, that old wave packet sound !!