I'd Almost Die To Be Like You. Read Count : 41

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I'd almost die to be like you:
To choose fish for my pond
To swim with them - wet - for the rest of my days
(I'd die to be like you
But that would take a school from me
And a mother
It is her I love
But it is not her I want;
I want a fry
But not her fingerling)
I'd almost die to be like you:
To follow the deep freely
To navigate it - wet - and make it my day
(I'd die to be like you
But that would take the school from me
That would take my father from me
It is him I want
But it is not his I love
I love the forbidden
But not its poison)

Thus, I'd almost die to be like you.


  • Joshua Klink

    Joshua Klink

    Explication The speaker wishes to be like a person who chooses whom they want to love freely ("to choose fish for my pond"). And the speaker adds that he would almost die for this, however if he does, he will lose relationships. He states that he loves his mother, but perhaps not all woman: his sexuality is questioned. And he doesn't mean to follow forbidden love: he doesn't mean to choose 'wrongly' ("poison") - it's just nature.

    Aug 22, 2019

  • there are some wild phrased there. i like this

    Aug 22, 2019

  • Maurice  Beres

    Maurice Beres

    Very well written your poem is more effective without an explanation It the reader the opportunity for interpretation There is absolutely nothing wrong with wanting to explain ityour explanation is real good prose and would also be effective if written as a separate piece great work

    Aug 22, 2019

  • Aug 24, 2019

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