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
Metamorphosis
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



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