Jellyfish

I

n deep sea blue
the jellies bloom
less bone or brain or blood.

Mesoglea filled
and not a fish–
more a gelatinous field

of hydrostatic bells,
tetra-radial or boxlike,
with tentacles like braids,

and oral arms that sting
combed in pulsing stream
around a central stoma:

anus and mouth—the same thing.

*[ WSB ].