A hermit crab
'If I was a hermit crab,
In a shallow rock-pool'
'I'd be contented as can be.
This; distance from the sea.'
'Everything, else would be.
Superfluous to me…?
There'd be no reefs—See'
Either above or below me…
'I could be that great-White.
Abiding without; inherit fear!
I'd maroon portions of time,
No one else could near.'
'Solitude would be mine.
But oh so lovingly my dear...
I'd call this heavenly coastline!
Ours; and heavenly …I'd steer.'
'Sideways …on pins and claws
Love I'd be the happiest crab!
Listening to the seagulls guffaws…
A clubfoot, amputee!
It wouldn't matter to this devotee.'
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