[lit-ideas] MY sunday

  • From: dsavory@xxxxxxxxx
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 14 Jun 2004 09:05:44 -0700

I stood on a gull-specked pier
and felt the molluscs blush
as the tide pulled away their covers
and woke them up

I tried to lead mussels
by the hand 
off their pilings
but they wouldn't come
they wouldn't make the leap.

Maybe they were trapped
like sabre-tooths
enticed by their prey
now sessile in the tar
or maybe they knew
I meant to send them
down some faraway gullet
or maybe I didn't know them
from the deaf stones
they held fast in their arms.

David Savory
Jericho Beach

To change your Lit-Ideas settings (subscribe/unsub, vacation on/off,
digest on/off), visit www.andreas.com/faq-lit-ideas.html

Other related posts: