Rest in Pisces

The ancient eavesdropper

Rest in Pisces

A salmon flops ashore
all spent from spawning,
its pale skin glistens,
gills flex, tail slaps,
one last gasp &
its bones rest
down current,

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About tyler4turtles

I am an avid photographer, poet, ecologist, bookworm, blogger, art enthusiast and runner who calls Montana home but lives in Oregon.
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3 Responses to Rest in Pisces

  1. Tyler, this is an excellent poem…my new favorite of all your poetry. Here is a link to a poem I think you may like called ‘King of the River’ by Stanley Kunitz.

    • Thank you, Ron! This means a great deal coming from you. I truly appreciate your kindness. I read the poem in the link and it was simply amazing 🙂 Thank you for sharing, my friend, and have a lovely weekend!
      Tyler 🙂

  2. It’s fabulous. Of course. Your work is terrific, Tyler! As a Seattle native and a big fan of salmon, live and cooked, I have naturally followed their path in recent history with awe, wonder and concern. I’m so glad there are people like you on the front lines.
    Hope your weekend is splendid!!!

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