David Ignatow

(7 February 1914 - 17 November 1997 / Brooklyn/ New York)

If We Could Be Brought - Poem by David Ignatow

If we could be brought to the surface
like a gleaming fish and served for supper,
if we could eat and swallow our own life
to make a good meal, if we could go fishing
for ourselves and feed on the gleaming
swimmer below the surface of our skin-
the fish that is our slippery life
and death.


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  • Gold Star - 23,139 Points * Sunprincess * (5/14/2014 3:47:00 PM)

    .....a fish, not so sure I'd want to be....great write enjoyed... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Poem Edited: Wednesday, March 14, 2012


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