The death of a goldfish

English: Animal - Fish - Varieties of Goldfish...

With flecks of stone,
it tapped the glass.

Less fish than swelling,
Infectious, spreading.

Pushing other mouths out
to flip-flop gasps.

The fish, a lense,
a layer to understand

a man┬┤s loss of contour,
his last expression.


(This image is in the public domain because its copyright has expired. Bulletin of the Bureau of Fisheries (1904).)