A polyp pulses in the primordial deep
Undulating into an ephyra in another epoch
Luminous beneath fathoms and fathoms and fathoms and more
Suspended in centuries of silent depths, then stirring
An eternal Cambrian climbing to the rippling sunlight
And the break of age.
I was prepared to feel alone, expected the government-mandated 2-metre gap to yawn between us, cold and hostile. I expected these new spaces to be