Fishes and Snails

Miana

Miana

Every day I wake up weirder than the last.
I am a fish with scales instead of years.
I am a snail, body curled in a shell,
Born again every day
From orange and pink dust.
I breathe underwater
I tread on land
I can go days without food
Or change my name to Gluttony,
and the current will still take me on
and on,
and on,
and on,
until the end of time.

Miana Michaylo, from Scranton, PA, is majoring in Advertising at Temple and plans to graduate May 2019.
This work was selected by Temple to showcase the university’s creative writers, both students and faculty, across campus.

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