honoriartist (honoriartist) wrote,
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Ideogram: Goldfish

GoldfishIdeogram

I’m going to get out of this glass prison if it’s the last thing I ever do,
if I have to leap like a frog or play dead, float golden belly milky eye
up in a Sargasso Sea foul with uneaten food flecks gone to slime.


What a fate—to be dumped into a plastic bag of tap water and won
with a toss of quoits at the fair!  If goldfish had shoes with laces,
and a neck, and knew how boy scouts tie knots, I’d hang myself.


That swimming philosopher who claimed life’s a brief journey from
bowl to bowl had it right.  The final item on my bucket list is a joy
ride down the plumbing when my jailer gives the toilet handle a tug.


Joe Smith poem
Honoria Starbuck illustration

Alternative illustration

Goldfish2Ideogram
Tags: ideogram, illustration, joe smith, poem, zen brush
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