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Lucky Sap

by April Ardis Anderson
Poor dwarven goldfish
Entrenched in a glass-walled gullet
Forever drinking!

Never to flee in folly is he able
To be the clever pursued
Darting out of sight!

Nay, he floats in naive confinement
So trusting of the flakes he's fed
And my grimy, ticklish finger.

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