i smell the long ago in the water. it smells green and sweet like something covering my hands secretly with its soft cool feel. sharks swim slowly in circles. i recognize bem. he is the largest and the fiercest. his cold eyes are huge and i hold out my hand to him. it looks like he is tossing his head, except to toss his head, he has to toss his silver body. i swear i see a grin appear. he moves nearer and i hold my breath. these sharks think they rule this part of the bay. maybe because they do. he turns so that my fingers touch and stroke his gills. i know this is an exceptionally rousing zone on a shark's body. slightly ticklish also. he has to keep moving and he seems to dance on the spot in a constant vibration. i lift myself onto his back and he moves slowly. i rest my breasts on his back while my legs hang down comfortably on either side of his shape. we pass perciball who waves many tentacles and mocks me with exaggerated sucking noises from somewhere below his huge spotted folds. he is laughing now, i know, and thinking of the last time he put the fear of neptune into me. involuntarily i have to smile...he showed me how to unboil an egg, how to pull apart the tangled proteins and allow them to refold. of course that knowledge came with a price. he knows i will never travel alone with him again, that i got the shock of my life, although now i may be the only being on earth who knows what octopuses are capable of. intelligent octopuses? try super minded, with very super talents. i feel my goosebumps even in this warmish water. gauging by the slant of the rays it must be after noon. it is time for teenage bubbles to appear and i look around trying to pinpoint some, when bem turns his body upside down and i slide off gracelessly. strange. he would not normally do that. then i notice a shape coming towards us with such speed that the sand spins in a bright cloud. farkha! i had not seen him for months and i know bem, as brave and strong as he is, is no match for f
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i don't often do this but i loved this poem so much, it quite made my day and i would love to share it with all of you. it is really, really special, i think:
            
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