Fish Hope This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

June 5, 2009
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My bio teacher said “Did you know
That in the ocean,
fish and coral polyps and the like
Just release their sperm
And eggs
Into the water
and hope they meet?”

I already knew, from somewhere,
So, while she speaks, I wonder
Fish hope?
and someone's pale hand raises.
She announces dryly “And that's why
I don't snorkel!”

Obviously, she has never been in love.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.






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allybymyself said...
May 12, 2011 at 8:14 pm
When I read this I thought it was really sweet! Good job!
 
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