Dry, dead, harrowing
bone. Tainted timbers
of russet and ash. Velvet
carcass caressing the shore.
Fishing lore and an old stock
of news to ignite the fire; It is
already getting late and the line
remains stiff and uninterrupted.
Old man Sally flicks his butane –
silver metal reflects, shining,
piercing flames say good night
to old man Sally;
out like a dead flame,
and his lore, tackled,
holds tight to the Salmon on its
reel and the dry, dead carcass
of the Marlin fish lies still in the
good, cool night as the first spray
of the salty sea puts out the fire.
© Candace Meredith
Excerpt from the book Contemplation
About the Author
Candace Meredith earned her Bachelor of Science degree in English Creative Writing from Frostburg State University in the spring of 2008. Her works of poetry, photography and fiction have appeared in literary journals Bittersweet, Backbone Mountain Review, Anthology 17, Greensilk Journal and The Broadkill Review. She currently works as a Freelance Editor for an online publishing company and has earned her Master of Science degree in Integrated Marketing and Communications (IMC) from West Virginia University. Her first effort in writing a collaborative children’s book is a progress in the making and Candace anticipates seeing completion of the book in 2017.
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