Future’s Fish

future’s the shifty
fish that nips
my toe,

and drags me back through
the gates of every
second class,

always first to charge
his bull through
lines when
he’s last

fish in crystal

bite the hook-
now gone.

Grumpy Gorman

painting by Vickie Scarlettfisher at: https://artist.com/vickie-scarlettfisher/catfish-clyde/?artid=1229

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