Friday, April 17, 2020


Given the amazing ability of the octopus,
to change its colors,
to hide in plain sight,
when all of the fish are gone,
when the land is brown,
and the last whale has been eaten,
how will we know
whether octopi have gone, too?

In the streets of New York,
under 80 feet of water,
mailboxes and fire hydrants
may get up and walk about,
prying open cans of tuna,
to get the very last fish.

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