Fish Shtick

Fuzzy TIFFs of fish stiffs, six megs thick
blurry blocky pixels—
icky pics to fix, or nix.
Snip an ichthy helix,
add growth gene mix,
coax that recalcitrant DNA
into Fish Plus superfish
big finny pixelfish
designed to ply transgenic seas,
to breach in spray of electron spume.

Fish Plus makes nice fish sticks,
lip-smacking e-fish and microchips—
serve piping hot on Zip disks
with parsley, rice, and gene-spliced lemon
and a bowl of nucleotide soup.

--Tony Hoffman


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