Middle School [A Giant, a Squid]

Basel wrote: Then consciousness is like a giant squid.
Basel smiled. Take that, Mr. Magic Madden.
A perfect iambic pentameter line.
A simile. And one that expanded
your consciousness. Membranes that must remain
in water deep and wide enough for you to swim
for miles and not find land or feel the moon
as it guides the tide—more like the water

is passing through you than you through it…

Okay, enough of the water comparison.
Basel needed a volta, a turning point,
a place to land, a breath of air, a birth…
Got it. If a poem is, he wrote, like a baby hid,
then consciousness can be a giant squid.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

4 thoughts on “Middle School [A Giant, a Squid]

  1. Mercy, Anna, I can’t even get a handle on consciousness, much less the subconscious–I will say this, though, there is something about consciousness that makes a place a ‘place’. The subconscious may be trying to raid that place, bash down its walls.
    Ding dong, the witch is dead
    Which old witch?
    The wicked witch!
    Ding dong, the wicked witch is dead.

  2. How do you define position in an ocean that is our subconscious? a place without an edge, at least that’s my sense of it.

  3. Yes. Nicely put. Have you ever noticed how the water moves, but the cork says pretty much in the same position?

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