Tag: nature

The Lydia Davis Project: The Fish

(based on Lydia Davis’ short story ‘The Fish’)

A fish not held in high regard
Is doomed to die a life much marred.

His valued worth is soon reduced
To little more than cost deduced.

It seems us humans with low self-worth
Don’t give a damn for planet earth.

And so this fish now stripped of scales
Seems so exposed with fresh entrails.

Autumn, Wither

Trees on islands of desolation murmur
Sweet nothing like quiet crows, passing
Delicate secrets
In between
Their brushstroke branches
That we claim
As ours.