Unhf. Teach me how to do sound like you, pleaseandthankyou. I read this three times in a row and still am in the throes of a love affair with "Sargassum hunts / for siblings in murk and mermaid grass."
Also, this is a strange thing to like about a poem, I suppose, but I really like that you've done it in couplets. Maybe because the structure is juxtaposed against the slightly squidgy imagery in a way that appeals to me. Maybe because there is not enough deviant love for structure, in general.
Anyways, this is lovely and tightly crafted and perfect. Congratulations on the Daily Deviation-- it's well-deserved.
I'm not much of a poetry buff, so I'm sorry I can't say much more than I love it The imagery is gorgeous, and I think it works really well with the poem's structure (in my shamefully ignorant opinion!) Congrats on the DD, too!
I pleasing blend of visuals and sounds. The pervading wateriness makes me feel happily squelchy. Full of meloncholy and darkness but beautiful at the same time. I especially like the words: tangled in these oldest nets.