Abyss Fish

in deep darkness
light is lure,
light is death –
there are creatures born without eyes,
untempted creatures
arrows shot through endless nights,
hungry beasts
all teeth, scale,
they will never see the light
but, some fateful day,
out of depth, out of clime,
they may worry their way from below
and feeling sunshine lightly lilting,
may surface –
and die.

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