The Fishbowl The fish bowl is a world reversed
where fishermen with hooks that
dangle from the bottom up
reel down their catch without a fight on gilded bait.
Pike, pickerel, bass, the common fish,
through distorting glass,
see only glitter, glamour, gaiety,
fog up the bowl with lusty breath,
lunge towards the bait and miss and weep for fortune lost.
Envy the goldfish?
Why? His bubbles break ‘round the rim
while silly fishes faint for him and say,
‘Oh, look there, he winked his eye at me!
Hey everyone from Europe. What’re you doing next year? Can I stay with you for a little but while I travel?