“Obligation of the Octopus” by Dr June Perkins

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Obligation of the Octopus

Arms with minds of their own.

A body that can morph through


Three hearts beating

boom, boom, boom

to the call of the


Like escapologists

obligated when opportunity

presents itself

to freedom

beyond the tank.

Blue blood

beating, beating, beating.

Octopus of song.

Octopus of story.

Octopus of science.

By June Perkins

Key West Octopus


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Writer, photographer, lover of unity in diversity in thought and humanity - poet by nature, world citizen

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