Stretching out like a mop
The featured spikes take
Over its body. So dead, color
Of the wet sand. Rigid
like a quebracho trunk.
The Bizarre creature fits in a child’s palm.
But it’s soulless now. The spikes
Chipping off one by one.
The starfish gazing at the white
Wishing for it to speak.
The starfish now lies
In a dark cabinet with other like it.
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