RIC S. BASTASA


In Constant Struggle


there is this hook, line and
sinker

someone is a fish and he
is caught

the urchins and clams
and octopuses watch helplessly

the fish is this philosophy of
being caught and wanting to be free

you are inside this ocean and
you are this fish

and then you wish to become a man
all your life you feel the fish in there
hook, line and sinker

the fish in you and the man within
in constant struggle

Submitted: Sunday, September 30, 2012
Edited: Monday, October 01, 2012

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