Arizona Dream

"Good morning, Columbus."
My mother's eternal words, reminding
me America was already discovered,

and that day-dreaming
was a long way from life's truths.

Why tell me the difference
between an apple and a bicycle?

If I bite a bicycle and ride an apple,
I'll know the difference.

But thinking about what to do made me
more tired than actually doing.

I remember my father said:
If you want to look at someone's soul,

you have to look at their dreams.
Then you'd have mercy for those
who swim in bigger shit than your own.

My name is Axel Blackmar, and I work
for the Department of Fish and Game.

Most people think I count fish,
but I don't.

I look at their souls, their dreams
and then I let them into my dreams.

People think fish are stupid, but they
aren't. They know when to be quiet,

It's people that are stupid. Fish know
everything, and don't need to think.

See, fish start out in small streams,
then I prepare them for the ocean.

When they're ready to die,
they return to where they came from.

That's my connection,
that's why I swam away to the city.

Okay, here's my job:
All I do
is temporarily electrocute the fish,

then with deep respect, I scoop 'em
and haul 'em in, one by one...

Sometimes I'll look into fish eyes
and I'll see my whole life.

It's something only fish can show us,
and I love 'em for it.