Given what minuscule portions of ocean humans have seen—
what knowledge must be stored within the minds of fish!
Doubtless they know more of us than we of them.
Intrepid finned spelunkers—They know of rugs and glassware.
Chandeliers from shipwrecks of valiant craft. They have seen
our strange, lanky forms garbed in slick black suits with tanks.
O Creatures who breathe Precambrian oxygen—
who know and taste life at its very origin,
and gape with unseeing eyes and filtering mouths. They know
what lies at earth’s darkest. The inner workings
of that which is closest to its core. Continue reading