suddenly saying yes

suddenly saying no (yes) to the algae.
and still the pink coral spine.

these worms are safe
nobody will harm these worms today
i'll put them in a bowl
and take them out to the garden
and make a little underground apartment for them.

you know Ralph Richardson
as a middle-aged man I see him
with a kind of shadowy totem
growing from his right shoulder

its just an old film
its really some kind of lamp
in a doctor's office
a big specialized lamp, like a doctor uses.

he's not really a murderer at all...