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Eating Oysters for the First Time at Greencastle

Eating Oysters for the First Time at Greencastle

After Seamus Heaney
 
 
    viciously shucked
                          with expert ease
    the oyster reveals
                            plump plasma
 
    a snottery act
                             slurped back
 
    divulging pure verb
                       a salty privilege
 
     front teeth scrape
                          lustrous enamel
     shaving a pearly mantle
 
 
      prehistoric protection
                     forced onto its back
 
      smothered with exotic lemon
    le petit batôn rouge
spice that stains the calcium coat
 
      a battered grey
                           sea divot shell
                       
       exposed
                              on an icy bed

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