The Caribbean Writer

Kingfish Hooked

Isidor Paiewonsky


torn out of water by the head
kingfish leaps

rides a burst of momentum
fins open like wings

turns on an arc of sky
falls down the wrong world frantically
V of tail, a gun metal V of drive
in naked rush for sea cover

fish locked with line
battles the line
in chaos of splash
in angles of turn

comes slate colored
thru corridors of water
to violence of hand
that thumbs the gills
and strangles from the head down


Copyright © Isidor Paiewonsky

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