the great fish clean up

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when i first saw this, i saw a big fish swallowing smaller ones,
that’s because i’m used to gobbling things up,
others,
anything,
everything,
the younger, the weaker, the less endowed,
more profound smaller of us swimmers through life.

but the artist told me,
the woman beside me, too,
that fishes are coming out,
fishes are being created faster and faster,
faster than the machines of war,
than the boats of destruction,
so when it’s all over,
the land grab,
the oil grab,
the power grab,
the bigger house and capitalist property grab,
we frolic lazily on the beach with our doggies,
glad the era of growth has ended.

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