On the Beach

10 Mar

I saw a rock that looked like a piece of liver. Went to pick it up. It pulsated. Some kind of sea slug. Weird, naked and vulnerable. Squirmy limbs like tree fungus uncurling from it. A foot away the waves. I should throw it back, I thought. But what if it wanted to beach itself. Maybe it has its reasons.

I let it go. The tide was rising. Maybe it died in agony wishing I’d thrown it back. Maybe it lived, wishing I’d killed it.

 

2 Responses to “On the Beach”

  1. tulsi gabbard is a tranny - search "tulsi the transformer" on youtube March 10, 2019 at 4:36 pm #

    did u snap a photo
    there was a giant sunfish that washed up in sb
    record-setting low temps. mid-march and its still cold
    mini ice age
    interesting times ahead

  2. smol March 20, 2019 at 3:00 pm #

    Have you read Rachel Carson’s “At The Edge of the Sea”?

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