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the fish beneath my knife

by Jim Benz

caught
between a violent
storm and sunset
the fish beneath my knife
stares, unblinking

11/11/2010

Posted on 11/11/2010
Copyright © 2021 Jim Benz

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by E. A. Pugh on 01/10/11 at 04:25 PM

Nice one

Posted by Paul Lastovica on 01/14/11 at 12:02 AM

sometimes, i think all animals know exactly what's going on...especially when faced with a knife.

Posted by Wendy Sparling on 02/04/11 at 10:30 PM

Oh my, my fish are dead before I clean them. A good ole thump on the head before he suffocates is what I do. Yes, I know, I have no remorse but I do like your poem.

Posted by James Blaylock on 03/12/11 at 08:35 AM

I bet if they had eyelids they'd shut them tightly... as if they were a wee child watching a horror movie their parents warned them about.

Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 03/12/11 at 04:33 PM

then the thunder struck

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