Ripples Settle Out Across the Sky

i’m with the fishing people.
the big clouds didn’t scare us tonight
instead they blushed graciously at our compliments,
such a nice day!
below the harbor water is black and
waxed fine like a waiting ballroom floor
i have no watch, no phone, no one knows i’m here
one man catches a small one,
throws it back
to skid along the surface
soft Latin music brings on a deepening,
blues and reds,
i watch him catch the same fish again
it dances this time, dies,
one star brightens to accept it, ripples settle out across the sky.

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12 Comments

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12 responses to “Ripples Settle Out Across the Sky

  1. I like the idea of the water waxed fine like a waiting ballroom floor and the fish dancing to Latin music.

  2. I like the idea of the water waxed fine like a waiting ballroom floor and the fish dancing to Latin music.

  3. nice imagery in this…
    kinda sad the fish had to die
    but i am glad the universe accepted it….

  4. nice imagery in this…
    kinda sad the fish had to die
    but i am glad the universe accepted it….

  5. This is great, I especially like the clouds blushing at your compliments.

  6. This is great, I especially like the clouds blushing at your compliments.

  7. There is a wonderful kind of wisdom in this piece or me

  8. There is a wonderful kind of wisdom in this piece or me

  9. The poem's spirit of being outside of the constraints of time is awfully appealing. I would like to go there.

  10. The poem's spirit of being outside of the constraints of time is awfully appealing. I would like to go there.

  11. Thank you all so much for reading ~ I really appreciate it!

  12. Thank you all so much for reading ~ I really appreciate it!

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