oh turn bee

a trillion trout lay on the floor
the world bites softly
no hissing
this will irritate
the only solution
is a calm one
which includes
turning about to face the other way
kneeling
with hands in pockets
gently lowering forehead to floor
without a clunk
now stay there
let the blood fill the temples
let a throb grow above between the eyes
now roll onto the side
try not to hurt yourself
and rest
one hand may still be stuck in a pocket
this will have to do for now
and listen
particularly closely
to the ground
for underneath
you will find
a turning sound
constant turning
and beneath that
the hum
of nothing
right in the middle
remember the trout
they shout
and lay about
a trillion trillion
of them
gaping in their gills
dying
softly
and gone.

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