The Nuptial Fish

I thought the minnow was merely a turquoise flick

but after shadowing it in

and out of coral

I saw that the greater body

of the creature below the dorsal fin

is all

but invisible most of the time, camouflaged,

flickering in & out of daily life. Look, see

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From "The Blind Stitch: Poems" by Greg Delanty (Louisiana State University Press: 48 pp., $22.95)

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