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 new shoes go squeak and squeal and swish,
near buildings that sit like their 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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Do you know Relic, all that screams at me is "Dahli".

This poem and picture are so wonderfully surreal i think your muse has artist links :)

Posted 1 Week Ago


 Relic

1 Week Ago

Well, that link must have gotten rusty than. lol :)
Thanks so much, Stella.
Stella Armour

1 Week Ago

Was different , made me sit up and take notice +(*_*)+
I love your posted image. So interesting to look at, especially the size of that underwater monster in comparison to the distant ship. Strong visuals of a wet day on Manhattan's streets. I like, "near buildings that sit like their sunken ships". And you turning into a paper fish on a wet sidewalk. Nicely composed.

Chris



Posted 1 Week Ago


 Relic

1 Week Ago

Thanks so much, Chris. :)
Wow, I don't even have words. This poem is all too fantastic! From the rhyming scheme to the imagery, well done Relic, well done!

Posted 1 Week Ago


 Relic

1 Week Ago

Thanks so much, Mary.
this reminds me of the book paper towns by John green. The girl in it, Margo, is this kinda rebellious girl withyhis philosophy. She hates normal lives, just to be anoter face in the crowd. She tells the boy, quinn at te top of a tower to look at the paper people in a paper town. That it's all pretty from a distance but it's only ever paper. That's one of my favorite books and I enjoyed seeing a reminder of it in this poem :)

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


 Relic

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks, Sarah.
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 3 Months Ago


 Relic

3 Months 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 6 Months Ago


 Relic

6 Months Ago

Thanks very much, Neville.
Neville Pettitt

6 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 8 Months Ago


 Relic

8 Months Ago

Thank you, Mrudula.
Mrudula Rani

8 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 9 Months Ago


 Relic

9 Months Ago

Thank you very much.
Aesthetic Trash

9 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 9 Months Ago


 Relic

9 Months Ago

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

9 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 10 Months Ago



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