The Current

Raymond Clevie Carver

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These fish have no eyes
these silver fish that come to me in dreams,
scattering their roe and milt
in the pockets of my brain.

But there's one that comes--
heavy, scarred, silent like the rest,
that simply holds against the current,

closing its dark mouth against
the current, closing and opening
as it holds to the current.

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  • gregoriopina67

    Just came across this poem, and honestly, I wasn't a huge fan. The imagery of the silver fish without eyes was interesting, but the overall meaning felt a bit unclear to me. It just didn't really resonate, you know?