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the angler 

setting for a certain precision 
among floaters and sinkers
caught up in the story 
hook, line and sinker 
seeing now the fishing 
the going 
is enough 
and catching fish is just gravy 
and just desserts 
unpossessed of a fish finder 
pleased that these are new waters 
and there are secrets to learn 
time to learn the meaning 
of the tide and wind 
moon and sun 
on the stealthy movements 
the stealth of shadows and movement
birds and wave 
casting a line 
the angler becomes obtuse 
acute way to go

- broken reed


painting by Alice Armstrong

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