We Are Born

By MetristAdrift



We are born
like fish
slipping into the waters
of something more reliable than tides
Heavier than waves
arching twenty-five feet to steal the baby
from his second story cradle.


And suddenly,
He is a fish
cooing
and swimming far from his parents
whose tears mix with the salt water
Salt in salt
Like dissolves like.


We cry
like the whales
sad songs that echo
if you listen correctly
and cause our dogs to twist their heads
in confusion. (we call it compassion)
and our cats lick themselves unaffected
except
for the occasional glance at the fish
in the tank
by the window.

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We Are Born

Created: Oct 25, 2009

Tags: poem, poetry

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