Marianne Moore
Kirkwood, Missouri
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An Octopus

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of ice. Deceptively reserved and flat,
it lies 'in grandeur and in mass'
beneath a sea of shifting snow-dunes;
dots of cyclamen-red and maroon on its clearly defined
pseudo-podia
made of glass that will bend–a much needed invention–
comprising twenty-eight ice-fields from fifty to five hundred
feet thick,
of unimagined delicacy.
'Picking periwinkles from the cracks'
or killing prey with the concentric crushing rigor of the python,
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Ruta Mohapatra 24 June 2018
Lord! Thousands of words packed together! I got lost somewhere in the maze.
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