John W. Knight

(Germantown, Maryland)

Two Men Fishing

Two men stood fishing only yards apart on a sandy windswept beach
Neither established eye contact, and neither preferred to speak
But each looked deep at the other when the other was turned away
And each saw some of himself as he gazed at the other that day
The older man saw himself as he thought he was many years before
Strong and self-confident, unafraid and secure
The younger man saw a glimpse of the future, a man true of his ideals
A man with some faults, but a man worth knowin

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