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Mon Feb 3, 2014, 5:52 PM
she told me i had soft palms,
i said yeah but i've got a hard
heart, because when

i was young i got given
two goldfish, and one day the
big ate the little

and that's when i learnt i'd
be fucked by the world, it would
do the same thing to me too

(i heard the language of evil and i started to speak it, saw the actions of evil and i started to be it)

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:iconpseudonymlizziedelov:

You're misinformed!!

Goldfish are greedy and opportunistic omnivores- if they can catch it, and it fits in their mouth, then they will eat it (I've had to tweeze out a few pebbles in my time). They are suckers, literally, and do not have teeth. So, if they were to eat another goldfish, they'd pretty much have to keep attacking and attacking until the other fish is weakened unto the point of near death, or death itself- which would take a lot of time, unless the other fish is already sick, because no fish just hovers and takes the hit after hit.

You'd pretty much have to be a very neglectful owner not to notice the attack to begin with, and even more so not to realise there is an upside carcass bobbling around the tank.


So I would say it was the time you realised just what you are and how we all are; because you watched what was happening, and did nothing about it.


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pockiiboo Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This relates to me so much.
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SteampunkSoldiers Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Same thing happened to me with the fish.
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danimalGAME Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
i cant descibe with words how good it was
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DeviantArtist14 Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Student General Artist
Very true and creativily written~
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Biasanti Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014
we're on the same page then ;n;
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haphazardmelody Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Powerful.
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Student Writer
Oh, wow. This is powerful.
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CrimsonLithium Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
anyone else have perverted assumptions for the end of line 2?
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:iconpseudonymlizziedelov:
Lol. Yes! I swear, the writer does this on purpose.... or perhaps it's just our minds are in the gutter. Either way, I can't take the work seriously because of it.
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anila73 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
dear god

agh one upon a time i had ten goldfish but you know what fucking happened in the first week days yup the biggest three at all the food we gave them and the other seven starved to death
there was one that was so fucking tiny and cute and actually friendly but it was gone within a day

as for the other three
a year later one got sick and died and her body was eaten by the other two
(fish are cruel things)


i don't want to be the little fish but don't want to be cruel enough to be the big fish but i'm terrified that's the monster i'm going to be
(would i rather be a robber or be robbed, i still don't know)
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Shinseinasenshi Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It only takes one person to ruin them all. I know.

Sad.
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Cry0freeze Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014
This is a beautiful and sadly true poem
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DireWolfwere Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My sister's fish did that to my fish too.
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