Stevie Taite

(30th January 1973 / Kent, England)

Fishing


I went fishing, for you
Well more net dipping
Not wanting to upset the balance of nature
I clumsily caught you, fishing.....
Gently I placed you  in my ice cream tub 

I fed you with images, words and honesty 
You ate eagerly, it appeared to please
I studied what I could see and tried to learn it by heart

I put the tub in the water
As I had been taught at home
So you could swim away freely and unharmed
I watched you swim 
but by surprise, you swam back

And whilst I smiled the deepest your wish to return
I did not want to tame you all the same
You are not mine to keep
You belong in wider waters
But my ice-cream tub sits below the surface
Dear friend, if you are curious, swim by when ever
I may just, by coincidence walk past and peer in.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, August 21, 2012
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The friendships we make along our journey, whether build, earnt or caught, permanent, temporary or there on a mutual shelf in our busy lives, help to make us who we are. Friendship is a blessing!

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