While reviewing manuscripts this afternoon, I came upon a poem about the giant squid and how it essentially ate with its brain. http://invertebrates.si.edu/giant_squid/page3.html
I thought about Meghan's poem and the possible intersections b/w its picking brains intellectually, picking brains in zombie-fashion and the squid's other "take" on that territory. If useful, feel free to use that.
Also, I thought about the poems of Neruda, Sexton and so on, and their use of objects. We might consider some of these as we are examining one another's object poems.