Harrowing by Candace Meredith

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

$13.95 Plus Shipping ~ Available at CTU Publishing Group and Amazon.com

Candace Meredith 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.

Visit Candace’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/candace-meredith.html

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