A Fish Bowl Universe

The assignment was to

find a new universe in the light

hidden from us

but still in plain sight

Filled with dazzling illusions

the beta fish lived in a bowl

there were mountains and valleys

even specks of gold

He swam around exploring

swimming quickly with delight

around fast corners

his gills glittering in the light

A small universe

filled with life

the fish owns the world

there is no strife

Universes exist

in every small thing

all we need to do is look

and enjoy the wonders that they bring

copyright 2021 Debbie Pierce





  1. I had a red betta when I moved to Vermont almost 30 years ago. He didn’t dig it much, but he hung on for about a year before I had to flush him.

    Nice work, this piece. Salute.

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