Giant Pacific Octopus

IMG_0325_1If this octopus escapes an open tank,

look carefully around, then worry.

It can scuttle over land.

 

Longer than a car,

it squeezes  through an orange-size

hole.  The beak?  In its crotch or armpit,

take your pick.  Ignore the venom

that dissolves flesh.  Stronger than

a body-builder.  Truly its suckers, shape,

ink, brain: Unique.  Not a vertebrate.

Breathes water!

 

If you see it,

vibrate in your boots,

then scoot.

 

FEWalls  April 8, 2016

Source:  Sy Montgomery  Soul of an Octopus

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“Art is a lie that makes us realize truth at least the truth that is given us to understand ... " Pablo Picasso
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One Response to Giant Pacific Octopus

  1. annellebella says:

    Very playful imagination!

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