Loose Words
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Loose Words


The Biggest Tank

Free verse

Four stills of child’s silhouette against large aquarium tank.
Jessica Lee McMillan © 2022

The aquarium is a dial-up connection
to fish heads with ancient stares;
ocean’s contact with its land orphans

Fish eyes mirror their awkward observers
— neither spectator nor master —
and self-isolated species reads itself in



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Jessica Lee McMillan

Jessica Lee McMillan

Poet, Iconoclast, Word Nerd. Likes shiny things. Writes on Philosophy, Music, Nature.