The Aquarium

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

The calming effect of watching a fish tank at the end of the day.

Water plashes merrily from the filter 

Much like a miniature waterfall

As Tetras ply their way in the tank 

With smooth glides and sudden blips

While Angelfish regally sail past 

Gouramis, Swordtails, Mollies and Barbs

That swim together as they share 

The active crowded upper space 

The lower areas Catfish, Loaches and Plecos 

Vie for morsels overlooked by other fish.

Algae Eaters suction their way up the glass

Keeping it free of slimy green growth

Whether lazily swimming in the lower areas 

Or darting to and fro in the area above

The finny denizens of the aquarium 

go about their days in a water ballet

of the swimming scaly finny denizens 

that soothes and calms the soul 

Wearied by daily toils and cares

Submitted: February 15, 2021

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Ann Sepino

This is such a pretty description of an aquarium! It reminds me of the one we used to keep. The way fish swim does look like an elegant ballet.

Tue, February 16th, 2021 11:21am


Thank you. I wrote this one based on a 125 gallon aquarium we had in our living room. I'm thinking of writing one about Betas with the way their fins are so elegant but their nature is so belligerent.

Wed, February 17th, 2021 2:30pm

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