A poem a day in April from Rutgers English PhD students and friends.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

xiii. Abyssopelagic

Modern monsters mount new problems.
When you try to chop off their heads,
You fail. Worse still, even more blossom
From your green attempt and dread spreads.

Our monsters are Lamarckian:
They respond to crisis with zeal,
Limning the shallow, saturnine
Swamps that bind us like oily eels.

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