'Deep Sea Love' by Stuart Barnes | States of Poetry Queensland - Series One

... it shimmers, it does not stop, and I think it wants me.
—Sylvia Plath, 'A Birthday Present'

Here's some activity you may have missed:
pompadour-lure hung three days after I
disentangle.
                       'It misses me.'
The fourth: A lot has happened on
Facebook since you last logged in. And later:
Do you know [famous so-and-so]? You have more
friends on Facebook than you think.
                                                               Emboldened,
the fifth: You have new friends on Facebook.
'You can never have enough friends!' O.M.,
M.H. and two others have their birthday
today on the sixth.
                                 Her photophore
shimmers   shimmers   shimmers. I bite, dissolving skins.
Parasite, I atrophy to gonads: deepsea
love for my common black devil, my humpback.

Stuart Barnes

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