He runs down the sand dune

Slipping sliding down

Flings his fishing line over his head

A school of dolphin near the shore

Dive in and out of the water

I can’t believe it

Father wants to catch



He runs down the beach

Races with the dolphins

They play with him

Tease him

Never losing pace

His feet

Pound the shoreline

Keeping up


Far down the beach

He loses breath

Falls back

And they swim




(under)Painting by Brian McQueen

One thought on “Fishing

  • February 10, 2018 at 4:19 am

    I LOVE this poem. Love the image of my grandfather playing with dolphin. I miss Granddad.


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