Sharks launch like fast-floating eggs off the cliff bank.
Face of dark gardens where sea sponge, urchin, and cucumber
lurk along walls. Deep in an eddy of ever-night,
octopus undulates and waits.
She wraps her arms in tentacled embrace
to glut on the valiant shark.
Ulve-weeds drift in surface shallows,
their stipe and lamina
wrought like eel and ray.
they trail from buoyant berry-sacs
that sway in the burgeoning tide.
Siphons, where the edges fuse,
milk tiny rivulets of weave-water
in and out of their calcite shells.
Razors dig and scallops swim,
but like mussels they marry
the mantle and shell
coupled in dorsal desire.
Photo of rocky coastline courtesy Pixabay.