Addressing the observer.

yellow fish in close up photography

I am not going to submit 

to being recognized

or theorized,

but I will slow

here before you

somewhere between

what you see and think,

dressed in a fabric

you dreamed once

––when? about something

you strained to know.

You never knew 

it, or me. But I

am here. And


Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

7 thoughts on “Fish”

    1. Thank you, Michael! I know from your work you aren’t afraid to be wobbled, so this comment makes me smile : )

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