by Greg Davidson
Even their name is a lie,
they are neither one nor the other.
From here, they look like autumn underwater
like leaves under the sea.
Red and orange, vibrant, familiar,
yet wrong, just
obscured by light.
No limbs, and all limbs.
Mouth which is both stomach and anus,
A bit like some people I know.
They look cute
like decorations or
a promise of a distant world,
like ours, but
and observed through a camera lens.
Despite years of trying I have had difficulty breaking the habit of not writing.
Pieces Inspired by this Image
'The Little Star Fish That Went Into Space'
'What Lies Beneath the Waves'