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Did you touch

the bat ray,
skin smooth as shaft

there’s just no other soft:

the silk of a seal
after giving birth.

egg yolk, flower hat
sea nettle jelly

Did you see
the hippopotamus?
No.  He’d be
at the zoo.

otters under fluorescence
electric blanket fur

sandy sloughs, red toys
and pails–to the estuaries
we will go!

Did you lose

your love?
  While aahing
into the tendrils
of a moist devil’s purse.
Posted 04/25/09
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