Day 17: Dear Catfish Tank

Essay is handed in, celebrating with a silly epistolary piece!


Dear Catfish Tank,

How you seem to float suspended between ceiling and floor,

your own isolated universe of whiskers and water

serenly lit by blue. On my walk, from kitchen to front room

the fish moved, shifted ever so slightly, I feel it alter your shape

you bulge then rectangle contract. Mud cat roaming your belly

A slow sinked being, mythology records the astounding proportions

the fish may reach. Would you like to swell, expand to a river’s size?

Your glass sides snug against a bank.

You could keep your raison d’etre, settled in your wide, blank arms

the small children throwing pebbles, a man skims a rock and you crack,

Your millimetre thick skin broke open, did you long for this destruction

Do you plot of releasing¬† feline fish to flap by my sofa…

Is that why you float there, so smug and allowed,

in my home on Net Street?

your silence unnerves me, respond ASAP

sincerely, sofa-dweller.


The Stirred quad is formed of Rebecca Audra Smith, Anna Percy, Jasmine Chatfield and Lenni Sanders.

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The Stirred team at Reclaim the Night Manchester 2015
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