“Cracks, Echoes”

Flower Art Digital Painting Background By Lucy Baldwin







The fish pond is cracked
and barely wet. At the bottom

is a shallow pool of
murky water. The koi fish laid

on the dry portion
of the concrete floor, over

the thin fissure. The water
used to teem with life —

red, pearl white, cream,
orange and silver danced

and flashed beneath its surface.
Daddy used to visit them

every morning in the garden.
This was his last remaining

fish and this loss echoes
the louder echo of his death.

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