The One That Got Away

Adrift in the empty copper sea.

Photo by Ari Crespo on Unsplash

It nibbled once or twice,
then all was still.

The waters were dark
but I sensed him there,
trying to make up his mind.

He struck, I yanked
and it was as if I’d shanked a log
except we were five miles out
in an empty copper sea.

“What was it?” my friend asked
when we talked about it later.

“About 49 or 50 words,” I said.
“More than I could handle.”

June 2020
with a nod to John D. MacDonald

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