It was the sign that seeded this pearl. I may add to it later, the parts I hacked off. The verse let me have fun with some weak attempts at alliteration.
Subtract the stygian from the sea
for a theatre of the absurd. Aren't we
fancy oysters frustratedly filtering out
sand, then spitting satiny pearls or dolphins
skimming the surface in synchronized breath ?
~ poetry in motion, TBC