Amy Bilodeau

Fruit Fish

did you know
if you remove the bones

& make a hollow inside the body
fill it with ripe colors: kiwi, mango, lemon

it will become something new
brightness you can eat

that eats you too
& then you grow scales

twitch your fins
until water answers

surrounds you like night
each swish a constellation

point yourself east
swim steady for light

Amy Bilodeau lives and writes in Bloomington, Indiana. She loves all things sweet, though she indulges most often in mint tea with honey. She can be contacted at

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