Winter 1956 • Vol. XVIII No. 1 Poetry |

Fish

A radioactive fish is one charged With more of the universe than he can bear, And in this charge he is familiar. Through depths of our galaxy, umbrageous swells, Coral canyons, the fish Flicker in their schools and perish. And we in ours flicker and are consumed Whether or not we eat Their bread and bait. By too much universe we taste our diet Enriched until One fish, one loaf, one life is bountiful.

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