Reading poetry

Shell peas from a meagre harvest.
Each a dented planet,
a solar system palmed

—but locusts are patient.
You feel them thrumming underground.

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Fishbones are found in places
far removed from water,
like your throat.
Explain.

In ancient times,
this was a sea.

Next question: you are given a boat,
map and compass.
Make oceans.