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Hermit Crab

This poem appeared in the July 1995 issue of M.E.N. Magazine


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Uncrusted crustacean you who invented the shell game


carnivorous want

in

a

sheep's suit

tiger

on

retractable claws,


tell me
when you dream

in the phosphorous night


are you a snail?

Imposter beast

do you

yourself

forget?

Richard Patrick Gibbons


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