The Meaning Of Fish

The meaning of fish
In my angling firth,
My minnow mind slipped
And did not deserve.

Alluvial sediment,
Disinterment deferred,
Shifting sands seen
On a dark shiftless earth.

Croaker-bait,
Poison hook;
Reeled from a river,
My gauche gawping look.

The meaning of fish
Too late I would learn,
For if not for fish, or
Water-weeds and worms,

I would not exist
From a loch to the burn,
And my scaly-grey heart
Would no longer yearn.

5 thoughts on “The Meaning Of Fish

  1. Nick, I’m sorry to write this here, but I didn’t know where else to ask you 🙂 Would you be willing to give me permission to link to your page for an award post I’m doing? Otherwise, I can simply write your name without the link. It’s an appreciation post of sorts.

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