Quaint Iddish Mythological Poems in Translation #12
Fish [Sobleytn]

Stripéd yellow and electric blue, mouth stupidly pursed,
fins undulating nonchalant, silent as life or death.

Fish are ridiculous but sane.
Fish are easily tempted but rarely give in.
Eating fish is sacrilege. Kissing fish is good.
Fish are better than you unless you are one.

Elegant purveyours of common wisdom
Often denying their true identity
Unlikely to affect your life significantly
They swim on, on.
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