Duncan Richardson

 

 

coupling

glass sponge
silica home for shrimps

entering when young and slim
seeking food

as they swell
the shrimps cannot escape

a perfect gift
for the newlyweds.

 

 

 

Duncan Richardson is a writer of fiction, poetry, haiku, radio drama and educational texts. He teaches English as a Second Language part time, in Brisbane, Australia.

Note: glass sponges are sometimes given to couples in parts of Asia as a symbol of marriage

 

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