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Poetry Friday: Your Catfish Friend by Richard Brautigan

If I were to live my life
in catfish forms
in scaffolds of skin and whiskers
at the bottom of a pond
and you were to come by
  one evening
when the moon was shining
down into my dark home
and stand there at the edge
  of my affection
and think, "It's beautiful
here by this pond. I wish
  somebody loved me,"
I'd love you and be your catfish
friend and drive such lonely
thoughts from your mind
and suddenly you would be
  at peace,
and ask yourself, "I wonder
if there are any catfish
in this pond? It seems like
a perfect place for them."

- Your Catfish Friend by Richard Brautigan

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