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Stars from a Different Perspective


Starfish in the Bathtub

I see it, ponder about it
this wonderful odd sight
a twist of chrome, a star
holding onto a buttress,
a tenebrous light eater
of a reaper’s coral head

beached above an ocean
clear, sharp as cut crystal
and so warm, too warm
to form a tropical sea…

no blues to be found,
no depths to swallow
the secondhand light

cold white porcelain
the cliff that barricades
and binds the ripples
and the soaring oar fish
as it ribbons along beneath
that captive chrome sea star

these are things I see,
but never
ever speak of

because it is just the bathtub…

#ActuallyAutistic #asd #adhd #neurodivergents


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