The protogeegaws of the new world
had long been glossed with drool.
High acid saliva made it hard for us
to form and maintain our shells.
I was retooled, my flesh turned to things
of which I was anxious
that you should engross one half.
activatorrudderram. I wanted to be neither
heavier nor lighter than whatever
I displaced. The variable ballast
tank compensated as the climate waxed
warmer, sadder, dumber.
And the ocean, absorbing bad
from air acidified. Its subjugation was
the office of each wat...