And they fished til a traveler passed them and said, “Fools, to catch the moon you must let your women spread their hair on the water

Moon Fishing – Lisel Mueller

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Fishing for Sleep

Sleep eddies in this weather,

a difficult fish to catch.
A shoal of silver dreams swim past
but don’t catch on anxious hooks.


There’s a blood red grin of numbers
on the alarm clock:
a shark feeding on time and sleep.


A fishing rod stirs the ocean,
gumboot colored eyes and tension
– waiting for a tug at the line.

000 fish


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