Dead Fish Dreams


Samantha Lazar
3 min readAug 14, 2020


Photo by Hunter Trahan on Unsplash

I had the dream again.

I’m somewhere in charge of the aquariums, and the fish don’t make it. They are too large for the tank. There are too many of them. I try to tell someone (the supervisor?) as cichlids give up and float, half-decayed already, to the top of the tank.