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A Walking Catfish

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A walking catfish 
Zigzags out of the swamp
In search of a new place to invade
I chance upon it
A visual marvel it is
Wide mouth
Sharp pectoral-fin spines 
Equipped with four pairs of barbels
Moist, glistening gray
Somewhat serpentine
Roaming loose and free
As if like a boat 
Adrift from its moorings
Look at it wiggle 
Snaking its way through terra firma
With its pectoral fins
Seducing my eyes
Look at it move
Is this its way of charming me?
Or is it simply just slithering along  
Without a care in the world?
A fish out of water
A fish out of water, indeed.

Date written and posted: 05/14/2018

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