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Fishbowl

By so_joy, Navesink, NJ

I peek outside from
Behind the glass.
Azure surrounds me,
A glint of bright orange here and there.
Her mouth moves open and closed,
Laughing,
I cannot hear her.

I look myself over,
And don’t see anything wrong.
Bubbles fly from my mouth.
Pointing fingers,
Taps on the glass.
Tink, Tink.
The glass shakes, but sadly
Does not break.

There’s one, two, three…
Four girls.
Tink, Tink.
It seems like thousands.
Laughing, mocking.

Pebbles crush below me,
Their colors
Blue, purple, and green.
Tink, Tink.

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25 comment(s)
Zeesrock
The anology between the fishbowl and bullying is genius. From my understanding,  the fishbowl is like a bubble of insecurities that one cannot break free from. Pure genius.
Sep. 21, 2013 at 1:41 PM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Dec. 02, 2013 at 6:42 PM • Report
Anansesem
What an original connection! I like to keep fish, but I kind of feel sorry for them at the same time.
Feb. 21, 2013 at 7:15 PM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Feb. 26, 2013 at 9:37 AM • Report
maddireigle
I really liked this, it's nice to read something that makes you  think. Like connecting the metaphor of the fishbowl and bullying in my head. Good job! c:
Feb. 20, 2013 at 8:35 PM • Report
so_joy
Thank you so much!
Feb. 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM • Report
TheSkyOwesMeRain
Oh, I thought it was the girl at first :P Great job! I feel sorry for the gold fish now :(
Feb. 12, 2013 at 7:37 PM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Feb. 13, 2013 at 6:55 PM • Report
Setizia
Awesome! The otomotopia really moves it from a poem to a fully colored image in all senses. Plus, I have a new respect for my own pet goldfish :D.
Jan. 06, 2013 at 6:23 PM • Report
so_joy
Thank you!
Jan. 07, 2013 at 11:18 AM • Report
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