They named you Casper,
friendly little ghost
discovered off the Hawaiian coast,
hula dancing
and egg laying
among the stems of dead
sponges manganese-anchored
to the muddy ocean floor,
which you colonise and clean,
digging among minerals.
How could you know how valuable
and dangerous
your high-tech metal farm could be,
so remarkably deep under the sea?

Kim M. Russell, 2016


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