"dazzle gradually"

"Dazzle Gradually" 2016 poems, paintings, new art & photography--a diary, a discipline, a delight. Read over my shoulder as I post my unedited poetry ---you can see it in the raw.


Polly Alice

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Salmon


Salmon

Peal back a bit of my skin,
you’ll find pink flesh inside.
Behind my pale human eye,
a slim copper disk.
Under my hair,
fuschia scales.
Hook your finger
into my friendly smile--
gills are there. 

I, marked with roses, 
am the only one,
I drink in whole oceans,
to propel myself back to  
freshwater,
a birthplace,
a secret place,
I can’t remember.

I will find the answer,
or taste bile’s
bitter death trying.

~








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