A Fishy Aesop

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Flash Fiction  |  House: Booksie Classic
Perspective is a bitch.

Submitted: July 02, 2015

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One fish, two fish, fish galore

Brimmo the brim caught a worm

Yanked through the sky above, into open air

The worm caught me! Brim despaired

The fish was grabbed by large, thick hands

God! Brimmo realized, for It lived on land

But something slipped

And Brimmo flew through sky again

Brimmo went here and there, to every friend and fish

Except for that sinful catfish, Catty, wallowing way down there

Gods! Brimmo told them all

A Hanging Worm! he preached from pond wall-to-wall

A divine offering from our God!

And so each fish--save the catfish--that sinful fish

Awaited their worm and took their turn

Up through sky and into air

To meet their God up there

And some came back down, met, shunned, by fishy frowns

Until Brimmo's turn came again

On the offering he bit, to his faith he did submit

To find himself in a loving hand, caressed by cool November wind

And in a cold, dark place did the fish find himself

Laid beside Catty, that sinful catfish

And there he wondered, Perhaps I made offense? in that cold, dark place

As God left the fish with no further grace

Brimmo's mind slowed, his thoughts becoming slurred

And Brimmo heard, the last words from his Lord,

"Fish really bitin' today."

 

Moral: Perspective is a bitch.


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