Waiting for Silverfish



the lines are out
the hooks are baited
lines entangled
lines debated

for days we waited
the fishmonger sated

lines in time are stitched
waiting for the Silverfish

Augustus / Houston, Texas / June 2017 



  • Author: Augustus (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 1st, 2017 13:13
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 65


  • P.H.Rose

    I agree... superb!!!
    As an ex seaman
    I love poems of the

  • orchidee

    Good write Aug.

  • kevin browne

    me too, being an ex trawler man this brought the sea faring life straight back to me. a cool and rare write.

    • Augustus

      Thanks a bunch.

    • Christina8

      Wonderful poem. I love to fish, but I'm more of the great lakes variety, never of the ocean. I too am glad to keep reading your wonderful poems again!

      • Augustus

        Never fished the Great Lakes. Sounds like fun.

      • Louis Gibbs

        I like pulling redfish out of the Gulf, but that's about it as far as my fishing experience goes. Nice poem, thanks for sharing with us!

        • Augustus

          Limit is 12 this year.

        • rebecca g.

          This is a beautiful piece, well done.

          • Augustus

            Thanks Rebecca

          • malubotelho

            Thanks Mr. Algustus. Great one. Short and beautiful write.

            • Augustus

              Thanks again

            • onepauly

              not just another fish story

              • Augustus

                Great line. Thanks

                • onepauly


                • Goldfinch60

                  Good write, the sea is a wondrous place.

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