Treasure Island

joseph harlacher 111

(09/27/1951 / Seattle)

The Lonely Fish


of all the fish in the sea
it seemed like I shouldn't be
alone beside you and me

I could sense a duplicity
at the base of the spine
it must have been the lake of wine

collecting time
undoing my neighbors sun
another one

I didn't seek
because they didn't speak
the language of the sea

told you to me that we must be
together with attentive notice
the other one was

going down hill while
I ran up the bill
for me to speak just

about you and i

Submitted: Sunday, December 29, 2013
Edited: Monday, December 30, 2013

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a complex in the exchange's of combining memory stones that have no one else. this is to me unavoidable.

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