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Maine Seafood Company

(Salt)

A LOBSTER.
           Once out of the box
           The wooden box
           The metal box
           The box, the box, the box
           Dragged up from the salt

           Things don't feel too bad

           And then they do

           And then they don't

(And waves)

Credit


From 50 American Plays by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman. Copyright © 2012 by Matthew Dickman and Michael Dickman. Reprinted with permission of Copper Canyon Press. All rights reserved.

Author


Matthew Dickman

Matthew Dickman’s most recent poetry collection is Wonderland (W. W. Norton, 2018). He lives in Portland, Oregon.

Date Published: 2012-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/maine-seafood-company