Out of Water


I can’t breathe

I try to make my eyes adjust

nothing works
nothing is familiar

has my world changed?
or have I?

I am a fish
out of water

I can’t breathe

P. Wanken

Written for Theme Thursday’s prompt: fish.


  1. I think this can also describe how one feels when one is lost, especially if one is lost in a country that speaks a different language. It also describes a fish caught and pulled out of water. I have never looked at it from the fishes point of view.

    Great poem.

    Thanks for joining in on Theme Thursday.

    God bless.


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