To call it a shoal would be overstated –
it was really only two or three
glints of light across the tiles
but they were distinctly silver
and their movement- as if swimming-
led me to name them The Silver Fish.
By morning, I did not believe this moment
had really happened, so when I told you, I told you
as if it were a dream, and you said typical
which I thought meant typical of me.