Fish Story

(for Mickey)

Again and again I cast my tennis-ball line,
arcing high and deep into the lake sky.

I reel in a thrashing black Lab, 
every time.

“Fish Story” originally appeared in the Christian Science Monitor in 2004.

DECEMBER MORNING, oil on canvas, 14×11
MARSH, acrylic on canvas, 11×14
SUNRISE, RIVER, acrylic on canvas, 16×12

2 Replies to “Fish Story”

  1. I think our Blue Beta Fish Flash would be enchanted with the first of the three, with the white coral to swim in out and around.
    Inspiring, thank you Russ

    1. Thank you, Leslie! I don’t know what a Blue Beta Fish Flash is, but it sounds good, and I love the image of the white coral. As always, I appreciate the feedback. Speaking of white, enjoy the snow!

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