Morgan Michaels


Aquarium IV


I know that someday I must die
finish empty, cracked and dry
high aback the closet shelf
of my former self a shell
quelled my tune, my vistas void
all my ironies for nought
bubble-maker fired;
plug pulled, motor all fizzed out
my ruined ecologies
crammed with fish-like memories
but not for me.

Submitted: Monday, May 27, 2013
Edited: Monday, June 23, 2014
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