• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 08

A Dead Fish

The sign suggests passion
birds of exotic beauty
canine royalty groomed and displayed

the disconnection chills
all is flat
grey brown dull

there is no smile
no bird song
no excited bark

blank eyes stare out
not the cats whose focus
is on what is hidden stage left

you imagine colour
a parakeet swearing
three terriers fighting

a dead fish