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Paper fish

Paper fish

A Poem by Relic
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A variation on another poem I wrote.

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Metallic colored clouds; 
darkness gathers.
A tumbling sky; 
shoulders splatter.

Street puddles boil and gutters clatter.
Bullfrogs assert: 
what does it matter?

Neon light tassels lay lucent streaks
on Manhattan sidewalks 
and mirrored streets.

The rain from its cage has been released.
Had thunder been a steak
Could I serve a feast?

But today, I've become a sidewalk fish
whose shoes go squeak and squeal and swish,
near buildings that sit like sunken ships.

So I'll mop up memories
and swim away
from the chlorinated sidewalks this wet Tuesday.

But I feel, yes, I feel
that come what may, 
I'm a paper fish in this city today.




© 2018 Relic



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Life underwater seems a bit on the nose today;it's so humid...that cool water would be refreshing, though,and I feel a bit better just thinking about that.
Nice images, lovely feel.

Posted 1 Week Ago


 Relic

1 Week Ago

I hate humidity. :) Thanks for reading angel.
A thoroughly enjoyable little poem and a great image to go hand in hand along those dank, dark and seemingly very moist sidewalks.... Neville

Posted 3 Months Ago


 Relic

3 Months Ago

Thanks very much, Neville.
Neville Pettitt

3 Months Ago

pleasure..
I love rain, your walk through the rainy city is a marvelous experience, you made me feel like a paper fish as well. The images you present with perfection makes it a delightful reading.

Posted 5 Months Ago


 Relic

5 Months Ago

Thank you, Mrudula.
Mrudula Rani

5 Months Ago

It is entirely My pleasure.
It was the title that dragged me here. It's beautifully written and I feel that the title suits it well. It truly is enchanting.

Best of luck, Relic.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thank you very much.
Aesthetic Trash

6 Months Ago

No problem. Thank you for the lovely peice of fine literature.
I don't what this poem means and I don't know what a paper fish is, I've never had one nor made one, (Is it a fish made out of newspaper or something like that?) but I still enjoy it, rest assured.

Posted 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

This will give you an idea of what paper fish are.
Thanks for the review.
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ZakLeonRamsey

6 Months Ago

Ah, thank you. Just checked it out and I'm seeing what you mean by paper fish.
Nice.

I can't help but keep a cheerful disposition, while reading this, which can be trying at times; especially during inclement weather.

I shall remember that if ever I am caught up in a rainstorm, just trying to make my way home.

Although, some people could be inconsiderate b******s, during times like that. haha

I like the thought of the paper fish. The flow and rhythm in this piece is lovely. The imagery, beginning with the "raccoon colored clouds" "the bull frogs" and so on. Makes it whimsical and colorful.

Beautifully written Relic.


Posted 7 Months Ago


Oh I love this! Such vivid imagery and so creative. I like your unique style. The title drew me in. Awesome writing!

Posted 9 Months Ago


 Relic

9 Months Ago

Thanks so much spacey. :)
......

9 Months Ago

No Problem.
The imagery of this is amazing! Makes me think of E.E. Cummings mixed with Hart Crane.

Posted 10 Months Ago


 Relic

10 Months Ago

Thanks very much drew, I appreciate the review.
The imagery in this poem is awesome. Building as sunken ships, chlorinated sidewalks and paper fish...simply a pleasure to read.

Posted 12 Months Ago


 Relic

12 Months Ago

Thank you DIVYA. :)
DIVYA

12 Months Ago

The pleasure is mine. You are welcome. :)
This poem, like your other works that I've had the pleasure of reading, creates the most extraordinary mental images. Well done.

Posted 12 Months Ago


 Relic

12 Months Ago

Thank you very much. :)

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