Like fisherman throwing their lines,
she casts her spells…imagines
the universe as an ocean,
conceives of elementals, hungry
for bait, waiting to nibble at her intentions –
as if words hold sway –
thinks patience is her key,
believes that with just the right lure,
she can reel in destiny,
determine fate.

(This piece is inspired by the combined prompts of Willow Poetry’s What Do You See? and Twenty Four’s 50 word Thursday – image below.)



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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

12 thoughts on “Fishing”

  1. Impressive! Your words absolutely suffice on their own – coupled (tripled?) with the images the words become even stronger. You have written a concise guide to divining one’s own life – the power of imagination + intentions + patience to “reel in destiny” – WOW!

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  2. Amazing poetry VJ. The combined prompts added vivid imagery to this piece. Thank you for participating in the challenge and for this fine poem.

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