Aquarium / Sennah Yee
dancing girl press, 2014
Sennah Yee is from Toronto, Canada, where she received her BFA in Screenwriting. Her work has been featured in Whole Beast Rag, The Fat City Review, and The Found Poetry Review. THE AQUARIUM is her first chapbook.
Though named after a racecar driver, she has yet to go behind the wheel.
Find her at: sennahyee.com
from THE AQUARIUM
I woke up one morning to Father pouring the aquarium onto the front lawn. We were going on vacation and had no one willing to take care of it.
All those thrashing technicoloured terrors, their fins parched leaves, sun-kissed and life-leeched. I watched the filtered water dampen the grass, wondered if it would grow back greener.
An ant, abdomen bulky and murky, scurried over a static neon tetra as if it was merely another obstacle in its path—and why shouldn’t the ant think of it as such.
Mother had told me my friends will grow into flowers, though I saw none on our return. We had no one willing to take care of our front lawn.