Blue Sky of My Aquarium
"The Sea Inside" painting by Samy Charnine
Seated in the eye of my aquarium
I am a spectacle drawing stares
from transgressors fishing windows
for reasons to protest.
Plastic tongues spill their pollution
against glass that muffles the noise
into harmless gurgles.
Unaffected by the frenzy of sharks
I cast my eyes toward white clouds
and slip into the dream of a blue-sky ocean.
©Susie Clevenger 2020