Treasure Island

Jeremiah Higginson


Aquariums


One aquarium,
two,
three,
an entire wall of liquid reflections.
Many fishes in many aquariums,
greedily gulping for money
and watery happiness,
searching belly down
on the carpeted floor of their
aquariums.
Ipads and coffee machines
floating in the corners,
whirring away.
Fish eyes fixed on the screen
that lights the aquarium.
The rattling fan filters the stifling air,
just enough to make it breathable,
while fish flop,
squirm
and sweat over dirty desks.
Poor fishes,
stuck in their suicide cells,
far from the sea.

Submitted: Thursday, August 14, 2014

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