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A fish tale

a diminishing verse poem

By M. LeePublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
A fish tale
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fish straight from smiling pond to hungry table

ish went the flopping catch fresh from its cradle

sh said the fire sleep sweet small angel


guests cut teeth into flesh like a sharp pinking shear

oh the sighs of delight the skilled chef he did hear

sweet musical feelings out of bones to his ear


short flashes of memories long left the fish

amidst flutters of lashes poor thing had one wish:

to see loved ones again not as ashes or a dish


his angel twinkled; a lit tunnel she did send

is this home? fish winkled and it swam fast to the end

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Authors note: this poem was inspired by Dharrsheena, who did the dimishing verse poem on her page below 🥰


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M. Lee

BA English. MFA bound. INFP. Published author, poet, lyricist. Dreamer, creator, artist, teller of tales, lover of words, singer of songs, reveler of life.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Omgggg you executed this soooo brilliantly! I freaking loved it so much!

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Gosh, this is really good - I have never heard of this type of poem before - I loved it!

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