Beneath the surface there is hidden strife.
In a game that is millenia old
a fish cuts through the water like a knife
in pursuit of fleeing prey. She is cold-
blooded by nature and biology
and feels no guilt for the lives that she takes
as she merely does what’s needed to be
still alive at the day’s end…but she makes
one error, and predator becomes prey
Her gelatinous eggs, all that is left
of her, glued to some reeds. This is the way
the cycle continues. She’s not bereft
And thus, in this manner is played the game
struggle to survive is the highest aim
The complete cycle can be found by hovering over the The Elements – Sonnet Cycles tab up above, and then clicking on Water.