Barefoot Poetry

SS Matthews

A Casting Retreat

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I like a rod stiff, sensitive, strong and
This 5 ft. 5 FLW,
Millennium series chrome
Shines like a mackerel in May.

Matched with a silk-smooth, Spider-cast reel,
I can flip a half-ounce half way through heaven-

Where the sun in quiet grace recedes
Beyond this river’s bordering edge
Of sentient soft-wood trees.

Offering this moment
As penance I fling
My weight, with all my might
To a shimmering distance.

SS Matthews 2000

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Author: SSMatthews

Author of The Moon and Rowan Wolfe and Wolfe's Banes.

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