Two earth tones, green and blue Fall from canopies into pacific seas Mantarays or mangabeys Each our neighbours Both at peace in the mist and pool My mind a contradiction We built our shelters in these two worlds Scales into fur and fur into scales Changing skins, like a selkie King triton holds a trident And the ape sits atop her tree I put the sea in sea monkey Who put the monkey in the sea? Frugiverous pescitarian Queen of our domain Whether 50 feet high Or 50 meters below The kelp forest as does the rainforest Calls me to come home.
I have two places that draw me, the sea and rainforests. I feel part mermaid and part simian, as well as human. I have an odd way of identifiying.
Tentacles twist breaking bow and mast. Clinging and clinching to the once mighty vessel. A ship once prized by the Navy Now prized as a partner for the sea beast. Each serpentine tentacle tightens, Around wooden board, and cast iron fastener. Creaking and cracking the boat dances as the beast leads. Waves crazed as they are whipped to frenzy, Matching the mammoth's rhythms. They struggle to keep the beast contained. White caps covering the beasts murderous desire. The ship is his, and as dances do, This one ends in a flourish. Cracking crosstrees and foremast, Collapsing the gangways, Sails still whipping as the dancer's dress is ravaged. And as quickly as it began It stops. The monster sinks back from where his strike began. The tired vessel following quickly after. The water forgets its rhythm and steps.