Monster Prompt: Sea Monster

Sea Monster

 

Ocean brine;

fluid lines

meld its seaweed scars

in sand dune time.

 

Its eyes seek surf,

seep oxygen and sky.

From scores of tadpole tails,

whirlpools arrive.

 

A small ship lilts in

shallow water. The monster

listens to sailors sleep

locked inside soft shells.

 

Later, resurfaces on rock.

Ten-thousand molecules

of moon mottled on red fins;

the splinters of life boats.

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3 Responses to Monster Prompt: Sea Monster

  1. Tim Keeton says:

    Nice work, Angel. I particularly like:

    meld its seaweed scars

    in sand dune time.

    and

    Ten-thousand molecules

    of moon mottled on red fins;

  2. This reminds me of one of your stories. You set up the situation and never say a word what happens. The last stanza says it all.

    “Ten-thousand molecules

    of moon mottled on red fins;

    the splinters of life boats.”

    Bad sea monster. Bad. 😉 My favorite line was this

    “Its eyes seek surf,

    seep oxygen and sky.”

    Just a great visual, and it gives it almost a peaceful flair.

    Love your work, Zapata. So glad you are here.

  3. Wicked excellent Angel – such a great sense of sound and flow.
    Sean

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