There Is Nothing Poetic About Fish

by Benjamin Daniel Lawless

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56 pages, Published December 2008

“Well-written and clever, balancing humor and seriousness in a lovely way.” Nicki Colling

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Seventy in a twenty-five

The car flipped, we exchanged ground for sky,
and in that second, you and I
found the truth more solid than ever before.
My right hand gripped yours,
the left white-knuckled the steering wheel,
and the autumn sun tiptoed through the windshield like
a disco-ball slow dance on fire.

Baby, the truth is,
sometimes we’re a forty car pileup
and nothing will ever fix that.

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