Gone Fishing

Poetry

Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash

Look at these lines — fishing for compliments –
Hooked, they drag us back.
Leave us squirming on the dry bank:
Palpitating, bruised from the fight.

Removing the pin from the mouth
It’s a painful business. But worthwhile.
Who’ll throw us back in to sink or swim?

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John E Marks

John E Marks

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I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can