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A Fish’s Thoughts

by Claudia Wysocky


When no one answers me, I find my secrets in the dark,

In the shape of an outline that is always with me;

I listen to its tikki tikki tikkiing and see—

a moving image; a kiss of fire,

Its hands are cold, its voice is tempered steel,

Its laughter a riddle—it seems to me—

like glass—

If you have any regrets, remember them

—they are nothing to us—

But light a candle and wish to lie down alone.

Make it so that I smell fresh bread or sweet roses,

If you must cry, then let it happen like this, alone.

You've been afraid, that's clear to me.

Don't hide the world away, you have to show it—

And I have been afraid, that's clear to me.

So let's not be frightened.

Don't hide the world away, you have to show it—

And I have been afraid, that's clear to me.

So keep on swimming.

Keep on drifting…

 

Claudia Wysocky, a Polish poet based now in New York, is known for her ability to capture the beauty of life through rich descriptions in her writing. She firmly believes that art has the potential to inspire positive change. With over five years of experience in fiction writing, Claudia has had her poems published in local newspapers and magazines. For her, writing is an endless journey and a powerful source of motivation.

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