Friday, August 31, 2012

D. Lee Richardson Has The Talent: Short Story Slam Week 26

 Image credit:, poetry copy righted by Lee Richardson

Across the silt of a shallow sea,
A hundred million years ago,
Complete in radial symmetry,
The starfish crawled-as he does now,
Five-pronged echinoderm who'd built
this body to live in on the silt.
Before the primate or dinosaur
the starfish crept the edge of tide,
doing what he was fitted for-
sucking at shellfish. limited thing
too well-adapted, satisfied
to start a fin or want a wing.


  1. I love starfish and I love the sea. Made me feel refreshed and at peace when I read this. Nice write. Hope your week is blessed.