TheSilent Loudness

A Fish In A Tank In A Pet Store - Poem by TheSilent Loudness

Sometimes I feel like a fish in a tank in a pet store,
surrounded by my very own strangers
People come and look in and possibly think about bringing me with them when they leave but
Here I am in my tank
The one with the big, bulgy, beach ball eyes
When all my neighbors are simply gold
Some of my friends are clinging to the filter, their lifeless bodies still smiling
And I get to watch it all as people window shop me
Contemplate a life with me
And walk past me for a puppy
They've got longer lifespans
and are loyal as can be
But if they took us both home we could live happily
I wouldn't mind a day without food
And no scratch behind my ears
But when the youngest child taps my glass I'll jump with surprise that
the littlest eyes found me, saw me, and kept me at last

Topic(s) of this poem: depression, loneliness, longing, sadness

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 25, 2015

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