Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lion's Mane Dialogue

Image by Alex Shapiro

Lion's Mane Dialogue

Welcome to my Saturday morning.
The warm air of the equinox insisted
that I have breakfast on the deck.
Ok, I didn’t argue.
Scrambled eggs with smoked salmon,
strong coffee, English muffin
and jelly… fish.
Some people get Jehovah’s Witnesses
showing up unannounced at their door.
I get this guy.
A lion’s mane jelly,
easily 16″ across;
they just mesmerize me.

It’s sad that I always see them
at the very end of their life,
but then again,
given their ferocious sting,
I think that’s better
than the alternative.

Alex Shapiro

Posted over on her site Notes From the Kelp

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