Variations on a Familiar Song


difficult to focus on today’s prompt by Daily Post
Daily Prompt: Ballerina Fireman Astronaut Movie Star
— with my fish wishes feeding on my childhood dreams

clarior e tenebris

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⠀⠀⠀⠀Variation 1—
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⠀⠀⠀⠀A fish is an animal that swims in a pond.
⠀⠀⠀⠀He eats smaller fishes he has conned.
⠀⠀⠀⠀He can’t get nowhere through the silt and mud
⠀⠀⠀⠀until he’s washed up by a summer flood.
⠀⠀⠀⠀But then if gasping for air is all you wish,
⠀⠀⠀⠀you may grow up to be a fish.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀Variation 2—
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⠀⠀⠀⠀A fish is an animal that swims in a sea.
⠀⠀⠀⠀He’s great for a dinner recipe.
⠀⠀⠀⠀His species may shortly be endangered, yet
⠀⠀⠀⠀he’ll always be welcomed into any net.
⠀⠀⠀⠀To be the Catch-of-the-Day — if that’s your wish,
⠀⠀⠀⠀you may grow up to be a fish.
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⠀⠀⠀⠀Variation 3—
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⠀⠀⠀⠀A fish is an animal that swims in a tank.
⠀⠀⠀⠀He floats where his dad and mommy sank.
⠀⠀⠀⠀He drinks from water where he’s dropped his waste
⠀⠀⠀⠀and sees no further than his tank…

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