Wee Fish, Tiny Kids

We fish dream of July.
What fun we have
with the tiny kids
from Lyndhurst Blvd
where kids live in a jar.
They must, you know.
Otherwise they’d grow big and lie,
and these kids never do.

They read the same books every year,
and wear the same swim suits,
and swim in pairs out to the raft ,
where they jump in again and again.
They never stop or get tired
or hold their nose
or stop shouting ‘Geronimo!’
and twist down to the bottom
of the lake…

Where we fish see them try to breath;
where we fish dream of scales
and fins and funny shapeless eyes;
where we fish swim in between the solid earth
and the not-so-solid sky.

Published by extrasimile

define: extra: excess, more than is needed, required or desired; something additional of the same kind. define: simile: a simile is a type of figurative language, language that does not mean exactly what it says, that makes a comparison between two otherwise unalike objects or ideas by connecting them with the words “like” or “as.” The reader can see a similar connection with the verbs resemble, compare and liken. Similes allow an author to emphasize a certain characteristic of an object by comparing that object to an unrelated object that is an example of that characteristic. define: extra: an minor actor in a crowd scene

2 thoughts on “Wee Fish, Tiny Kids

  1. Thanks John. I’ve been keeping rather busy myself lately. My wife and I enjoyed London. It’s too bad we couldn’t get together. Maybe next time…
    Glad you enjoyed the poem; it is (for a change) lighthearted. (I hope.)

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