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I like fish.
I tell my mother to eat more fish.
She tells me she hates fish.
We used to have fish.
I tell her we used to have fish.
She says they were aquarium fish,
that everyone loves aquarium fish
that aquarium fish
are known to make you relax, as if you yourself are a fish.
She says there’s a difference between looking at a fish
and eating a fish.
She tells me that right now she’s looking at me; do I see the difference?

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Ron Riekki's books include U.P.: a novel, The Way North: Collected Upper Peninsula New Works (a 2014 Michigan Notable Book), and Here: Women Writing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, []  



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