POETRY

Chimaera

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Shadow sprite, a revenant bottom feeder,
spookfish, ratfish, rabbitfish, enigmata,
glides a mirror drone in the sun-comb strata,
hydrocephalic

catman, sitting pretty in AquaEgypt,
curling sand, exquisite on stone oasis
tepid green, a god in the amber hour,
elephant, flounder.


Rick Mullin’s epic poem, Soutine, on the life of the artist Chaïm Soutine, was published in 2012 by Dos Madres Press, Loveland, Ohio. His book-length poem, Huncke, was published in 2010 by Seven Towers, Dublin. His chapbook, Aquinas Flinched, was published in 2008 by the Modern Metrics imprint of Exot Books, New York City. Another chapbook, The Stones Jones Canzones, was published in 2013 by Finishing Line Press. He works as an editor for the American Chemical Society. His forthcoming collection, Coelacanth, will be published by Dos Madres this summer, and will include "Chimaera" and "My Fisherman's Sweater".

Shadow sprite, a revenant bottom feeder,
spookfish, ratfish, rabbitfish, enigmata,
glides a mirror drone in the sun-comb strata,