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The Fishbowl

By Jelisa Gonzalez | September 25, 2023

Photo Credit: Pixabay

Perpendicular on all four sides

I’m enclosed

Encapsulated by

Gray concrete

A purple extended hand

A gold and shimmery interior

That holds the


Treachery and treasure

Plots of greenery

The only refinery

The only sign

Of life outside

While in the tinted glass

The betas and alphas

Species of all


Swimming in circles

Around those in

Front of them

When I think I found

A solace

A solitudinous space

A crack

In the mirror

The swarms exit

In their

Unknowing and

Delirious Fashion

Reminding me

Once again

I’m not home


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