maori_fish_hook_pendant_by_artarina-dbqbjmm

https://www.deviantart.com/artarina/art/Maori-fish-hook-pendant-709336606

You put the lure on the hook and I bit,

Ready to be sacrificed at the altar of you,

You pulled me from crystal streams sunlight glinting and admired my scales,

Ran your knife against my tender flesh,

Pondered making me your evening meal,

But then, seeing yourself in my condition,

Released me back into the ocean,

Bloody cheeked, I swim on

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