Koi

The wise man
turns to
the fisherman
as he drops
food into
the pond

saying
you don’t have
to catch the
fish
to admire
the beauty
of its form

The fisherman
nods, packs up
and the next
day
sells his gear

returning a week
later
with a simple bowl
of food
for both wise man
and ornamental Koi

Saying
now you
have become
the fisherman

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