via Daily Prompt: Fish

She caressed my cheek
with the back of her hand.
She said, “There are many more, darling.
Don’t worry about him.”
Defeated, I replied,
“But, they’re scaly and cold.”
She smiled in rebuttal,
“Or so you’ve been told.
How many ships have you built
that continue to sink?
One right after the other.
Now stop. Think.
Have you ever just tried
learning to swim,
instead of rebuilding the same damn boat
again and again?
Throw yourself into the water,
and I promise you can bet
that il frutto del mare
cannot be caught in a net.”