Fish Burial

A Fish Dies

A child

Runs and stops, alert.

Look Look I found a fish on the shore

Is it dead?

It is dead.

Softly she buries the body

in a puddle of sand

dug with driftwood

places a pink and black glitter stone

marking the spot.

Unnoticing of course

that by tomorrow that stone

will be anonymous.

Like the dead,

like the living,

one among many.

Still,

beautiful.

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