Everyone is made of water and skin—
not everyone has the same ratio of water to skin.
Some people are aquariums with glass veins full
of betas and goldfish and the betas are always
trying to eat the goldfish.
Some people’s insides aren’t bothered
by the gravitational pull
so their water is just sort of
I’ve heard people can flood like houses do,
have to get spackled shut,
but I’ve never seen that and I’m glad for it:
People chipping glass-tank skulls
spurting water all over the house.