Sex in the Sea

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(Last night Living Poetry attended the Science Cafe at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences. The program was called Sex and the Sea: Love Stories, for Valentine’s Day, of course. Watch the show! The poetry starts at around 46 minutes but watch the whole thing to get the marine references.)

Sex in the Sea

Take me to the aquarium.
I love the dim lighting
and subdued sounds.
If they sold wine
in the gift shop,
it’d be better
than a singles bar.

We all know sex in a bathtub
just doesn’t work.
I need somewhere more pelagic
and the oceans are filled
with gametes searching
for a home.

Imagine if we’d made a strange
natural selection in eons past—
I’d carry your eggs
in mouth or belly
or cling to your side
until I slowly dissolve
in your love.

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10 Responses to Sex in the Sea

  1. mbrazfieldm says:

    Saucy love it! It’s also very sweet 💕

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Lisa Tomey says:

    This got my gills a stirring. Love it and thinking it needs a home.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. JeanMarie says:

    Oh that crazy natural selection! Nice. Workshop? :)

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jupitergrant says:

    Awwww, this is sexy and sweet ☺️❤️

    Liked by 1 person

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