The Fish

fly
nictitate

teach me grace,
hook then

free
me

glimpse
the

cre-
puscular

curve of
future

life
is life

even at
3/4ths speed

Anthony Tao’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Kartika Review, Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, Prairie Schooner, and the Anthill. He currently lives in Beijing, where he edits the news/society/culture blog Beijing Cream. Follow him on Twitter: @anthonytao.

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