Muddy Water


The river

muddy from recent rain

turns black from winter sludge

the fishermen who used to fish here

do not come anymore

the bank is too slippery

the water too black

the game is up

fish will not bite

what they cannot see

the river keeps flowing

the fish are free.




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M.C. Newberry

Tue 18th Dec 2018 13:43

Successfully "angling" for a positive pay-off in its otherwise downbeat content. The cloud has a silver lining!

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Don Matthews

Tue 18th Dec 2018 02:44

Very good dk. Leads one from a negative to a positive..?

Big Sal

Mon 17th Dec 2018 23:05

Great piece from start to finish.

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