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Poem: Wanting to Fish 

I want to fish, but I can not
It’s been so long that I forgot

Many decisions herein are found
The rod, the reel, the line that’s wound

The color, the size, the weight and the height
The long or the short? The heavy or light?
What kind of hook? And what kind of knot?
Do I fish on the bottom? Or fish on the top?

And the bait, I don’t know
What should I use?

Or maybe a lure is what I should choose

And what if I catch one?
What would I do?

Keep it and eat it
Or let it go loose?

And so in the end, I am resolved
To not fish at all, there’s too much involved

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  • A poem by Hugh Mann


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