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dark poet who loves to laugh


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tiny ‘monster’ surviving

tumultuous storms

and seething tide

anchored by prehensile tail

to estuary sea grass

in nearly every ocean


others cling, blending with the color

of living coral, hiding from prey

and seeking even tinier crustaceans

to click-slurp from crevasses

noisily sucking up meals through

tube=like mouths


the tale of generations depends

on those agile tails entwining as female

deposits eggs in male’s brood pouch

he carries to term and gives birth

more than a hundred wee strange fish

‘monsters’ we’ve named sea horses



Author: mjnordgren

I am creating a series of novels set in rural southwest Missouri in 1940

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