Written for:  Sunday Muse #105


“The Sea Inside” painting by Samy Charnine

Done with this world,
throwing in the towel.
Foul diseases, people
sneezing. I have a
fish-eye view, sitting
on my chair, gazing
at ocean and sky. Why
would I leave? The fish
do not look overjoyed
to be out there.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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19 Responses to Content

  1. Sherry Marr says:

    Safer in the fish bowl. Smiles.


  2. Helen says:

    Isolation can be therapeutic iwhen we approach it with positivity…. sadly that isn’t possible for so many. I love your poem, Sara.


  3. Carrie V. H. says:

    I hear you loud and clear Sara! Our domain is a safer fish bowl than the world outside. Always a pleasure to see you at the Muse!


  4. Beverly Crawford says:

    While we are a bit inconvenienced, we have a place of safety. Not so for those anxious swimmers!


  5. othermary says:

    Now there’s a good idea for social distancing. I like your take on the image, Sara.


  6. qbit says:

    Yes. The fish don’t look too happy these days!


  7. Susie Clevenger says:

    Yes, our fishbowls are safer than roaming outside the glass


  8. Truedessa says:

    I think it is safer sitting inside my fishbowl.


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