Brenda Iijima


verdure attributed to rain

				thick, webbed forest (by gone?)

		rare			species:		extinction

	lazily blue morpho butterflies 		splendor in passing

bluer								 than the sky

circumference:	 deep water species:			beroe;
minute entomostracous crustacea.


			flying fish,	bonitos, 	albicores

			coral and sea fan and tangle,

			the blooms and the palms

			brackish	dawn 		crackles

			beetles, certain wasp-like
			insects, and their larvae, chain-	
			linked spiders, velveteen caterpillars.