Madonna and the Hungry Fish

by Goldie Jones

I am drawn to the denizens

of my bubbling fish tank,

mesmerized by its

sounds, mechanical and aquatic.

I am calmed by the sight

of the brilliant, graceful

creatures within,

swimming aimlessly about.

I, their Madonna in a faded robe,

provide sustenance.

They are always hungry.


   Goldie Jones 1999

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