Saturday, October 17, 2009

Thanks for the fish

Though you may not be
all that fond of fish
-- either of catching them
or of eating them --
the thought of squeezing one of these
to make it squeak
for a previously bored cat
or child
is sure to make me grin.

I imagine their delighted surprise
(or mine,
in running my fingers
through all those flexible fins)
is a bit how God must feel
every time someone tickles a baby,
or sings in the shower,
or just raises their eyes to heaven
to say,

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