Friday, January 25, 2008

Friday Nudibranch Blogging

I study the lives on a leaf: the little
Sleepers, numb nudgers in cold dimensions,
Beetles in caves, newts, stone-deaf fishes,
Lice tethered to long limp subterranean weeds,
Squirmers in bogs,
And Thuridilla picta
Wriggling through wounds
Like elvers in ponds,
Their wan mouths kissing the warm sutures,
Cleaning and caressing,
Creeping and healing.

(Photo by jlyle.)


Hecate said...

It's like a creature decorated with frosting!

four legs good said...

Oooh, a skinny one- he looks like a candy stick.