For Love of the Giant Squid (in sapphics) By M. Anthony C.

For Love of the Giant Squid (in sapphics) 

Dear, you shaved. Your legs that were rough are squid smooth—
Calves like leaves spread, arrow-tipped tendrils; fine feet;
Lotioned, salt-bathed beauty of beak. Come, take my
Tentacle, my ink. 

M. Anthony C. received an MFA in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University where he wrote a thesis of epistolary poetry written in heroic couplets. His poetic inspirations are Thom Gunn, Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Derek Walcott, A. E. Stallings, and Alexander Pope among others.

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