Monday, January 13, 2020

One More Cast

© 2019 Kevin Wasden






















One More Cast
By Kevin Wasden © 2020

I am addicted,
as any gambler
who petitions,
“Just one more hand.”

Beneath the river’s flow
glides my prize,
     silver and gold,
     spotted and scaled.
And even though
      I can scarcely see
      in the waning light,
and my line locks
     in the eyelet ice,
and my wife is home
     wondering where I am,
I lie to myself
     again and again,
      “Just one more cast.”

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