• Vol. 10
  • Chapter 05

Rocking It

Among the abundance of flowers and fruit,
pale yellow, cream and green, a small dog
observes a monkey pick a jewelled berry,

while, from the backdrop of crisp white linen,
the behemoth rises, cooked to perfection,
bright red, rocking the still life, more alive

than dead, its coral crowning the feast –
and an ocean is hauled to the table
in the carapace of the beast.