RAINBOW TROUT

 

If you are a fish
you find an eddy
behind a boulder

or a cutbank
shadowed
by a tree root

where Snallygasters
ride the current
snowmelt.

We swim upstream
for the perfect place
to make our livings—

where rivers start
close to the stars,
deep in the pines,

where water falls
fast and cold
all year long—

but always swimming
against the flow
just to hold our own.

 

4 responses to “RAINBOW TROUT

  1. Of fish and men, it seems, “always swimming against the flow just to hold our own.

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