Fishy Days

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Remembering our fishy days
inhaling water and salt
yesterdays and yesterdays
ghosts
their stench of death on everything
hearts that cannot beat

Breathing in water
Breathing in salt

Memories that never were
projected on our retinas
stories misunderstood
lost in translation
slipping through the cracks

Breathing out water
Breathing out salt

Published by mikepowernyc

Named one of New York's Best Emerging Poets 2019, my poetry chapbook The New Normal was published by Analog Submission Press. My novel The Zoo was published by Cacoethes Publishing House. Other poems and short stories have appeared in various publications, including Subterranean Blue Poetry, The Journal of Microfiction, and Sick Lit Magazine. Other works include a staged reading of my play Digging Up John Barrymore, performed by Dreamcatcher Entertainment, and five albums of original music recorded with my band Late Model Humans.

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