Poem 32 Revised

Catch and Release

It’s quite a life I live
In this (w)hole
Where you fasten my heart
To your sleeve,
With the balloons you bring
To help me breathe.

I was a fish once;
Twice… For a while if
I remember correctly.
Until the water dried away
And you netted me here
With my scales shellack with air.

Oh this is quite a life
If I may say with my mute lips
Gumming on gratitude
One bubble at a time…
Until the sea comes again
And you yank the hooks out.

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