I Can't Swim

I caught a fish when I was 15
And I was terrified by her beauty
But she never failed to make me smile
One that would find joy eventually

 

I had hoped we would be together
And like a child, I reached out my hand
To grasp onto her beautiful radiance
But I couldn't with the lack of oxygen

 

And so I tried to be the best
The finest person one could be
Pretty, strong, smart and kind
But I couldn't find why she was frowning at me

 

My poor beautiful fish...
She was the only one on the surface
How lonely it must've been
How foolish and how selfish I have been

 

I should have known we couldn't last long
A fish and a human
I will always enjoy our time together
Despite the obvious problem

 

A fish can't swim in the surface air
A human can't live in the sea
If I try to get close
The water will get too deep

 

I caught a fish when I was 15
And by 16 I watched her swim free
She had never failed to make me smile
One that will find joy eventually

This poem is about: 
Me

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