The water level in the aquarium is dropping, a line
of droplets oozing out onto the dinette.
first the print on the credit card bill bleeds into illegibility.
that’s great if I don’t have to pay it.
next, the calendar showing all my travel dates sticks to the
dinette, the pencil marks hidden beneath waves of blue ink.
not so great if that means I don’t get to travel.
the goldfish look grumpy as their tank slowly builds up toxic waste levels so that soon
they will croak if I don’t do something soon.
great if you don’t want pet goldfish,
not so great if you want to keep the pet goldfish alive.