May 7, 2007 2:24am CST
Remora By Thomas Lux Clinging to the shark is a sucker shark, attached to which and feeding off its crumbs is one still tiner, inch or two, and on top of that one, one the size of a nick of gauze, smaller and smaller (moron, idiot, imbecile, nincompoop) until on top of that is the last, a microdot sucker shark, a filament's tip-with a heartbeat-sliced off, and the great sea all around feeding his hst and thus him. He's too small to be eaten himself (though some things swim with open mouths) so he just rides along in the blue current, the invisible point of the pyramid, the top beneath all else.
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