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"Hey, Four-Eyes!"

A Fishy Sonnet About Fiction

By D. J. ReddallPublished 2 months ago 1 min read
The Four-Eyed Fish, Anableps Anableps, via Wikipedia

There is a strange fish called an Anableps, twice

It has two, distinct eyes in each eyeball

Perplexing, you might think; not at all nice

There is something fishy about us all

We’ve all got four “I’s,” properly grasped:

I was, I am, I will be, I might be

Past, present, future, subjunctive: hasped

The water is the real; beneath it, see

A public, brute reality is there

But we can improvise, alter, create

Imagine the other and then compare

Conjure different versions; see which rate

Look above the surface; then look under

Synthesize to generate real wonder


About the Creator

D. J. Reddall

I write because my time is limited and my imagination is not.

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  • Rachel Deeming2 months ago

    What a fish! And what a way to use it! "I was, I am, I will be, I might be" - all is present in our writing and what a way to explore these different states. If we are only switched on to them.

  • I never knew of this fish! Thank you for teaching me something new today! Loved your poem!

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