kraken

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kraken

leviathan
rusty bones
supporting hide
of rotting wood
the pungent smell
of seaweed

digesting
long dead things
its aged frame
crawls ashore
clicking like
fighting crabs

groaning
exertions
sand sloughing
from its skin

primordial
grey skies
clinging mist
clothing it
in gloom

a thousand
scrabbling legs
gripping claws
taking root
heaving carcass
to the shore

drawn by
the aromas
of candy floss
hot dogs
and donuts

jaws gape
engulfing
lovers
holding hands
embracing
beneath
its frame

the drip
drip
drip
of saline
blood
pools

she whispers
kiss me
quick
and the
sleeping
kraken
wakes

 

Inspired By: photograph by Richard Nixon (c) Rich Pictures

https://www.facebook.com/richpicturesphotography

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Ian Whiteley

Tue 14th Oct 2014 19:25

thanks for the kind comment on 'kraken' Laura - sorry I've taken a while to get back to you - thought I'd responded, but obviously that was on facebook - so here's the WOL response :-) cheers

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Laura Taylor

Wed 24th Sep 2014 09:18

As said on FB - this gave me proper shivers!! When I looked initially at this photo, I couldn't think of anything. It's always a wonder what other people can pull out of their imaginations. Love how you've turned it into a living thing, and a tremendously scary living thing at that!

Great poem.

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