Saturday, December 12, 2009

Day 344: Fish


Day 344: Fish, originally uploaded by susanvg.
Tropical fish in neon colours
you swim in your small box
looking out through the window
at a world so foreign
to your own
Stores flash their neon lights at you
pale imitations of your tropical hues
while on the other side
people dance to pulsing sounds
Can you find peace in your watery home?
Ignore the outside events
or does it invade your haven
bringing you the stresses
of the twenty-first century?

2 comments:

  1. I know people who are like these fish. They also make me wonder if they're oblivious to the outside world. Love the poem.

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  2. Great poem, Susan. We were counting the fish yesterday at the children's center here in Bachelor Gulch - part of a Scavenger Hunt my Grandchildren were doing. Luckily, they were quite peaceful swimming around their little world - probably were calming to the kids!

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