Porcupine puffer-fish? Blue-eyed plec? Bay scallop?
Whosever azure oculus, I’m sensing an intelligence—
a blend of curiosity and fright, a cautious willingness.
No? You’re the eye of Saturn’s north pole hurricane—
as big as Borneo, Australia? Sir, let’s get acquainted.
Tom Riordan lives in New Jersey. He’s a retired restaurant worker and teacher, and dreams about becoming pope for his next career.

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