A Quiet Root

We comb through hundreds of literary magazines to bring you one stellar poem or flash fiction piece every weekday.

“The Sunfish” by Elizabeth McMunn-Tetangco

I read they put the sunfish

back when it gets
stressed. I read that it can weigh over

a thousand pounds. That it
is docile. Do

we know what docile means, I
sometimes think,

as strategy.

Read it in The Lake

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