Saturday, December 11, 2010

Encounters of the fluid kind.....

Encounters at Aquariums. Noticed by my friend Sylvia, in her post, as a part of the Weekend Reflections series .


(photo by Sylvia Kirkwood)

Some,
sitting with their mothers,
held safe
all wrapped up and fed
on the counter
of the
aquarium display,
unaware of their
luck....



And some,
separated at birth,
to live
alone,
in a small
watery enclosure
with fake trees,
artificial lights,
and
piped air...

A moment of
realization
as a vision
of mother
appears
fluid,
in his memory,
a gift
from the little one
watching from outside....

4 comments:

  1. Sweet,sad and touching thoughts.

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  2. Dont know what to say its a lovely poem a bit sad .. but i guess lucky too even if its artificial lights, and trees at least it has a good life out there in the wild alone it wud be dead ...

    Bikram's

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  3. Lovely, touching and moving words as always and thank you, as always for adding your beautiful words and thoughts to my photos. They always take on a whole new meaning to me through your words. Have a beautiful week!

    Sylvia

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  4. unsettling. and makes us aware yet again of the sad ways of the world!

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