River Report

Day one:

Got a bite

but lost the fish.

Day two:

Mentally focused — 

What to do

When you get a hit?

Avoid panic 

when the sudden, thrilling

tug on the line comes.


Gear set up in advance;

Flies carefully chosen.

Out again:

Not a nibble;

No chance to 

break through.

Is it just dumb luck,

Or must I live with

not being good  

at something I love?

As the fog lifts,

The sunlight on the river

Warms your back

and plays on the water.

Isn’t that enough?

September 15, 2021

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