April 12*

vermillion rockfish

jigging at 280 feet
on the far waters
the surface a slapping confused chop
inky boat-swirling eddies
but below
in the calm
lines straight down
hefty goggle-eyed
tasty
rockfish

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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vermillion rockfish

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One Response to April 12*

  1. susanissima says:

    I like the way you capture a moment…some poetry is overly cluttered, but yours feels balanced. Good to see you at Phrasings.

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