The Pond and Waterfall

The pond was cleaned,
the pump lifted out,
put in place
along with the skimmer.
A UV light was installed
and plugged in — all in
a pretty darn good
attempt to create the
appearance of a natural
pond and waterfall
for just a few dollars a
month; the gorgeous fish in the
pond — dressed gloriously
in glittering gold,
outrageous orange,
brilliant brown and black
— even one goldfish disguised
coyly as a koi,
all innocently unaware to
be grateful for
their existence, swim
freely, in an artificial
place just right
for their size,
unaware also that they
look infinitely
better than the attendees
of the Met Gala
who also undoubtedly are
unaware, but not innocently,
to be grateful
for their existence
in another fishbowl.

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