She was not looking well, lolling listlessly round the aquarium
I said to myself – don’t panic.
Fish are like that, they have bad days just like all of us
Still I couldn’t concentrate on my work
Just thinking about – Elizabeth

Was she in pain, had her fish friend left her
Swum off to some far flung corner of – the aquarium

My heart went out to her, I longed to pluck her from the water
And offer my heartfelt sympathy but a voice within me said
That was not a desirable course of action with – regard to fish

So I took her to the vet, he prescribed a course of antibiotics
Elizabeth did not seem impressed
The vet looked at me with an expression which seemed to say
This is an – extremely foolish song.

I took the hint – and stopped.