Day 4, ‘animal’ poem prompt

It took me awhile, but I was able to submit my poem for Day 4 of the Writer’s Digest Poem-A-Day competition. Looking at it now, it doesn’t seem like much, nothing that should have taken so long. I guess I had a hard time choosing an animal. The first thing that came to mind was a cat since I have so many around me as a reference, but then, everyone writes about cats. I thought of the Dodo, I just love the sound. But I couldn’t think of anything to say (and good thing because someone else actually wrote about the Dodo – and better than I ever would). So fish it is, though my original idea was to have the fish floating around dead at the end, but that never materialized. What this whole exercise tells me, though, is that I need to buy a thesaurus. I can’t believe I don’t own one already. Oh well, enjoy.

Fish in a bowl


Round and round

In a small glass bowl.


Body blasts,

Left, right, left, right,

past the blubbling, bubbling treasure chest


Fins flutter,

Back, forth, back, forth,

gracefully, without thought.


Mouth morphs,

open, close, open, close.

Are you trying to talk to me?


You stop.

You stare.

You start to swim again.


Round and round

In a small glass bowl.

One response to this post.

  1. I can see him and feel the motion! Nicely done.


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