Fishing 2010-09-05T03:55:04+00:00

I rescind
my recriminations
and revoke
my grievances

scooping them into a grand net
and hauling them
heavy and teeming
as they are

back aboard ship
like a great catch
of haddock or snapper

thousands of grudges
flapping their tails
and gasping for air

exposed – in plain view –
dying on the deck
of my schooner

gulls hungry overhead

I have sent into this world
many angry thoughts
and I’m fishin’em all back
to be given
as prasad
as sacrament
an offering

returned to the God of the Sea

— Ana Holub