The cave fish swim

Round and round

Going nowhere

Blind in the dark


Most have no eyes

But one fish sees

Sees the blackness

Feels the hopelessness


The fish with eyes

Wants something more

He tries to explain

The others cannot understand


So he leaves the pool

Completely alone

With no direction

No illumination


He kept swimming

Ever onward

Away from his school

Towards the light


He could not see it

But he knew

It was out there



The glassy water

Began to ripple

The tug of a current

He swam faster


The river pulled

The fish pushed

Together they ran

A white circle appeared


The water plunged

Through the cave mouth




The fish fell


Into the sun

His eyes at last

To see the truth


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