Poems of the Week

The Obstinate Lobsterman

by Julia Griffin

“Rare ‘cotton candy lobster’ … rescue[d] by Maine fisherman”
The Guardian

My Candy-Colored Lobster,
Pursued by every mobster
And bounty-hunting robster:
What obstacles she’s faced:

No soup-and-salad jobster
Or boil-upon-the-hobster
Is she, my heart’s own throbster,
So exquisite of taste!

I am no snoozy slobster,
No unambitious blobster:
I’ll lobby for my Lobster
All decapods above,

Because she is my lodestar,
My indigo-and-woad-star,
My worthy-of-an-ode-star,
My lustrous Lobster Love!