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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Larry Schug


Fish Out of Water

Twenty-seven years ago,
my brother, on his death bed,
breathing like a caught fish on the floor of a boat,
I advised him that it would be alright
for him to just let go of air,
shed the pain of breathing.
Who knows,
there may just be an ocean on the other side
where some god might dislodge the hook
that lifted us into the certain death of breath,
that we might be able to swim free once more,
perhaps in another womb.