Tagged: fishing

not knowing any-

not knowing any-
thing about fly fishing and
walking in water,

we stood at the water’s edge,
taking bets on when he’d fall in
.
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we are down by the

we are down by the
river, taking our cue from
the great blue heron,

fishing for a breeze in this
record warmth of october
.
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nine days before the

nine days before the
end of summer, we cast our lines
out once more and wait
.
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** in the absence of The Daily Post from WordPress, here’s your daily prompt: cast

the tongue you do not

the tongue you do not
choose to use loses
elasticity, fumbles
its phonetic alphabet,
but remains resilient,
bobbing across
brainwaves,
suspending
memories as bait
.
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there’s another version

there’s another version
of us, a catch and
release, one in which
we are both
experts, armed
only with barbless
hooks. maybe we pose
for a photograph,
but we leave
no other
remnants –
no stress nor injuries –
with eighty-seven percent
chance of survival
.
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let’s go back, do ten

along Pier 7,

along Pier 7,
the afternoon winks
until each lamp
is lit, each casting net
returns heavy, each
breath full
.
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imagination

imagination
fishes us out of
reality –
or is it the other
way around –
hook, line, and sinker
.
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a successful catch

a successful catch
depends on the quality
of the netting, for

example – what is this breast
without your hand to cup it
.
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we are so much

we are so much
water under the
bridge, the promise
of getting caught
still bobbing
brilliantly, longing
for that first tug
.
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