Jo Middleton

Koi fish

Swarming around
with tails touching
I\'m no longer drowning
Gills licked clean of all my tar
Thought I was your
single magpie
Gripped my bruises
Instead kissed them
Wet with pond and
 eachothers salvia
Play with my whiskers
How you\'ve changed
You\'re still swimming
I can\'t go through this
Flapping frantically to fly away
How now we circle fish food
Breathing heavily eyes a wide
Desperate kisses
with touching skin
I thought I were nothing
but black bird choking
Darling, darling
You\'re my koi fish