angler

fisherman-2

a razor thread
ducks the eye
as the pike offers earnest
beneath the swell

arc of the pole shifts
as a leer curls the smoldering stick
between the chapped creases
of the fisherman’s lips

with boots anchored
to the muddy floor
the duel begins once more

© Anthony Gorman 2016

image: http://phototipoftheday.blogspot.ca/2011/10/exposures-by-motion-moonlight.html

 

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