A fisherman rescued Inky
from the bottom of a crayfish pot.
Scarred from living on the reef,
he found a home
in the New Zealand National Aquarium
where he ate cuttlefish
and enjoyed his own following.

One night, however,
noting the lid to his aquarium was ajar,
Inky wondered “what if?”
He crawled down the side of the tank, slid
across the floor, slipped
into a pipe, and
swam out to the sea.