Robb Hoff is author of the novels Cosmic Egg Rapture, Serpent Egg Rapture, Contract With The Lycanthrope, and Crackers For The Lycanthrope.
FRY IN A CUP by Robb Hoff
What eyes are these below me!
This surprise hatched before my eyes!
Yours swim miniscule in wake left behind
The rainbow trout I kept fresh and alive
In the cooler I took to the pond with me.
The water I drew from the pond
Captured you before you could move,
And, now, here you are with me;
Miles away displaced and alone
In a world you never fathomed.
But don't fear, not me at least.
I want you to live despite this upheaval.
I didn't realize your plight in time to spare you
From the horror that now awaits your eyes.
Yet there is a sliver of hope you can acclimate,
Even if Hell freezes over in this creek
From my bloody backyard,
Where I risked life and limb
To save sight and fin
And give you a fighting chance
Rainbow Trout By Any Other Name
© 2022 Robb Hoff