boy man fish - September 21, 2014s

author’s note:

For the record: I did indeed hook the fish that got away…or one just like it.


A boy
casts his line
while hoping, praying
he might again hook the fish
that slipped away
in the shallows…

a frustrated child
tries once more
to fly his kite
          all the way
                to the opposite shore.

The trials
of my childhood
repeated constantly
through so many acts
down to this day…

© 2014, Michael R. Patton
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