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Octopus floating
in earth’s ink-ore core
whose arms extend
up here as trees
may your branches squirt
their black across
my pages please


Bill Knott, [“Octopus floating ...”] from Poetry 183 (March 2004): 330, 332. Copyright © 2004 by . Reprinted with the permission of .
Source: Poetry (2004)

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