The girl who was a fish

Silvia was having the most wonderful dream
in which by day she was a celebrity dentist;
fixing the teeth of A-Listers,
giving sugar-free lollies to the good boys and girls,
and making the whole world smile,

Whilst by night she was a fish;
swimming through the beautiful blue ocean,
dancing with the dolphins
and laughing with the crabs.

But like all good things,
Silvia’s dream came to an end
as she awoke from her slumber;
still the same old blob of freshwater bacteria
stuck to the side of the tropical tank
in Hackney’s Dental Practice.

© Carl Burkitt 2013

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