The forlorn minnow
reacted in startle at the touch
to his shoulder to snap him out
of the shock of thinking of all
the minnows minted and newly winged,
buzzing in ignorance into
the hostile mainland.
“This is not the time
for squatting in a self-pity
or funereal puddle
– you don’t even notice how blurry
it is and thus how blurry you are.
You must utilize the…. well will you
force me to tongue the term?”
“No, oh no my faithful
I could never force you to
tongue the term. I shall tongue it,
tongue the term. Only allow me this
one more forlorn sigh. See I forlornly
sigh, now bring me the shell phone.
Let us only hope the mainland’s biggest
cheeses haven’t already…. overreacted.”