There I was,
Bobbing at the bottom of the bowl
Some idle Tuesday
(maybe Sunday … hell, what do I know?)
I'd already done my rounds,
Checked out the diver -
Yep, still drowned .
Checked out my treasure chest -
The weird girl had dropped the food
Same ole, same ole.
I started contemplating
Taking a nap…
Then I saw it!
This thing, this beautiful thing!
Peeked its head out from behind
The Black Box.
It was a beautiful black beauty
A glistening ruby on its belly.
I hung frozen behind the castle,
Eyeing the creature as it extended each spindly stalk,
Heading across the Flat Browness.
It moved so gracefully, gliding more than anything else.
O, that I moved with such dignity!
I dart to and fro, not like this lovely thing.
I moved right up to the Clear Hardness to peer at it.
It reached the Tall Whiteness
Extending one fin-stalk out to touch it
The, wonder of wonders!
It began moving up!
Higher and higher it went, and I
Floated up to the water's surface to watch.
When it reached the Highest Tall Point,
It began to do something…
I don't know how to describe!
A silvery strand began to descend from the thing
It looked like a drop of water
But it wasn't.
The drop of water started
Looking like a shape
It was round like my bowl,
But with lots of lines.
It was beautiful! All shimmery and new.
What I wouldn't give to be that creature!
To be able to make… to create…
Instead of just able