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featured poet, Katherine Gallagher

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Biodiversity
(after Lobster Telephone, Salvador Dali)

Lobster and telephone have found each other:
the telephone can’t eat the lobster
the lobster can’t eat the telephone.
 
The phone’s gone kitsch, wearing
an electric-orange hard-hat,
keeping the day on hold.
 
Sooner or later it had to happen
that some laser-eyed lobster
would shake off one sea and find another –
 
a stunned, air-shell ocean of voices
listening to sterlob sterlob,
lobster language
 
as if for the first time.
 

Katherine Gallagher

in collection Carnival Edge: New and Selected Poems
(pbk & hbk), 2010, Arc Publications