One of the world’s rarest fish is a little less rare than we thought

—NPR, January 26, 2018


Not every fish is countable. The unquantifiable
shimmers and shakes. Our mobile incompetence

woos us, taunts. How could we not see by now?
We keep searching for a word to describe

miscounted fish. Like failure or fix. Fate
seeking synonym for an ocean. But finding

only the same patterns we hope will be kind. . . .