Little Fish

Little fish,

            in your pool,

Swimming safely in your school,

Do not wander

            very far from them.

Nor wonder

            what you are to them.

Give no thought to anything

            that is the primary rule.

Everything that you have been taught.

            How to catch

                        and not get caught;

Safety in numbers.

            The individual is a tool.

Those lessons, that art,

            become meaningless to the heart,

And fail to satisfy

            a deeper longing in the soul.

With the knowledge

            that many do not make a whole.

Nor can a million brilliant wisemen

            enlighten even one single fool.



uly 1995



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