Wall of Grasping Fingers

Lattice work,
like a Gothic sanctuary
of crusted barnacles,
spittle dripping
from the gaping maw
of a hidden cave;
there, rabies frothing bats hang,
inverted stylites
these underworld ambassadors,
walls embedded with flecks of mica
reflecting artificial light.

Deep water stagnant,
wide-eyed creatures blinking
surface to confront unexpected immigrants,
empty echoes pinging,
a wall of grasping fingers guard the shore.


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