Sunday, February 27, 2005

fishing

FISH ARE UNAWARE
"Come follow me and I will make you fishers of men." - Jesus

Fish are unaware
that they’re
a catch,
preoccupied
with seeking food.

Wily angler uses
every angle
casts a wide net
sets irresistible trap
obsesses on fish-study
where they eat,
and what and when.

Not above pursuing them
waist-deep in water
or sitting cramped for hours
in a boat
he goes where fish
are known to be
then casts and casts again...

and should a school of hungry fish
swim by, what overjoyed confusion
reeling in, resetting bait
and casting out once more
before that multitude moves on
and it’s too late

Copyright © V. Nesdoly - 2004

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