March 15 2015

Here is a eulogy I wrote for my Sea-Monkeys when they all perished in a tragicomic accident. Life is short, friends.

You swam in the palm of bright salty life

With peppery eyes and long waving tails

But this life that so seemed to hold you securely

The dark grasp of death now against it prevails

Dull are your eyes that once glimmered faintly

And held the whole world in your minuscule view

Still are your tails that once waved so freely

And black are the waters that sparkled so blue

Death’s cold iron talons caught you and held you

In the small violent waves and the algae and foam

But the water that carried you now will receive you

In the calm starry waves may you find yourself home

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