- Vol. 10
- Chapter 05
Image by Adriaen van Utrecht/Rijksmuseum
A LOBSTER’S LAMENT
No paradise in Atlantic burrow,
No mating with calico guy, a hero.
But hissing water engulfing me alive.
Alas, not a single vegan soul in sight.
No Flemish bottom of the sea,
No lace-like sand grain, totally free.
But boring still life of an ancient genius.
Alas, kidnapped fruit; comrades in suffering.
No resurrection in 2023 as the top dog,
No renaissance in Utah as the Ham Rock.
But bustling dog forced to pose in 1631.
Alas, cherry-eating monkey still nearby.