Fighting Fish

there is very little inspiration left

the fish has struggled on the hook

too long…… almost

wiggling violently to get loose

from his self induced noose

((( shouldn’t have never bit that bait )))

the fish dances with death and fights for life

for your entertainment

his pain may be your pain

his struggle may be yours as well

you look away in fear

lest the hook ensnare your neck

pummel your throat

and snatch you out from the water of life

imagine the pain of the struggling fish

and what of the disparity

of those who have struggled for life so long

that release from the hook only renders them

lifeless, comatose, shell shocked

dropped back into life’s waters

with no inspiration