Clancy O'Connell

Starfish Syllables

Water down the well;

wishing well. Well of words.

Searching for a holy grail.

Verse and syllable sanctified.


Swift current streams

washing down hillsides

carrying sediment of sentiment.

Oedipus divine.


A sea of metaphor,

delta sands diverse.

Scattered grains of truth,

to be swept up into

            plastic buckets.



folded and formed.

Reality molded from

a child's toy is

            serpentine stability

            at best.


Starfish dismembered

are starfish still.

Words not spoken

are emotion all the same.