Nº 12 of 12


Goldfish

The goldfish is thinking infinity
nodding off toward a furious thought
a solitary sun in a fish bowl sky
fins shimmering in the breeze as he counts
the flames of his scales; one, one, one, one.
The only figure he can come up with
and the last number in the universe.
The mind of the goldfish is such that it
lets him jump from nothing into numbers
and this is the greatest leap of them all.
What happened before the counting began?
Watch the goldfish go from zero to one
closely, and ask yourself why carry on?
It’s all there; one goldfish, one sky, one sun.

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