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.