Brat Farrar (bratfarrar) wrote,
Brat Farrar
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A Jelly-Fish

- Marianne Moore


Visible, invisible,
a fluctuating charm
an amber-tinctured amethyst
inhabits it, your arm
approaches and it opens
and it closes; you had meant
to catch it and it quivers;
you abandon your attempt.
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