content note: mention of death
As Found in Lines of an Article in Gourmet Magazine
Everyone knows what a lobster is. As
usual, though, there’s much more to know. It’s
true that they are: eaters of dead stuff, class
crustacea, lobster salad, lobster bisque,
lobster T-shirts and lobster bobblehead
dolls and inflatable lobster pool toys.
They date from the Jurassic period.
The nerve stem of Maine’s lobster industry,
a lobster is a marine crustacean.
There are dozens of different kinds worldwide.
they’ll also eat some live shellfish, certain
kinds of injured fish, and they have stalked eyes.
A lobster is joyful and lucrative,
and sometimes extremely well marketed
Juleigh Howard-Hobson’s poetry has appeared in Valparaiso Poetry Review, Mobius, The Lyric, Able Muse, Poem Revised (Marion Street), Birds Fall Silent in the Mechanical Sea (Great Weather for Media), and other places. Nominations include “Best of the Net”, Pushcart and The Rhysling. Her latest book is the Elgin nominated Our Otherworld (Red Salon). The lines of ‘About Lobsters’ came from this source.