Margaret Gdyczynski:

fish in the tub
... I remember coming home that day to find 10 live carps in the tub. It seemed to me they were there for a week (although mom insists it was only for a day, after that they became our Christmas Eve dinner). We’d poke and prod the fish in the pretense of helping them survive in their new surroundings. You told me the one floating on its side needs a drink of fresh water so I turned on the tap and held its mouth directly under the running water. The fish made a final wriggle out of my hands and with a splash, sank to the bottom of the tub…