• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 02

Oryzuas latipes

The bright colours are all wrong of course,
but it reminds you of the scan,
the photograph
of the baby that never was.
This fish is straight and true.
Your little swimmer was folded round itself
like a comma.
This purple and turquoise beauty
is out of this world,
mating and reproducing in space.
Your tiny punctuation mark
floated in its sac of fluid
but failed to flourish.
Oryzias latipes has made its mark
in history.
Your unnamed unknown has left a scar
in your heart.