From a Fish to Water

April 15, 2012
By Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
Afanen PLATINUM, Santa Rosa, California
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Favorite Quote:
"But you see, Meg, just because we don't understand doesn't mean that the explanation doesn't exist."

- Madeleine L'Engle, A Wrinkle in Time

They asked us, you know, how a fish
could write a poem about the water.
I think, a how could a fish not
write a poem about the water?
Is the water not everything
the fish knows, feels, breathes;
is the water not too cold, too hot,
full of food or bereft of life?

Twenty-seven sardine-jammed fish
make for maybe sixty, seventy gills
and a whole lot of hook-marks,
but you should see the way our scales
shine under love.
We speak of the water, all of us.

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