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.