Mackerel

🐡 🐚 WELL LOVELIES, MAYBE IS AN UGLY FISH, BUT HEALTHY AND DELICIOUS.

Creative Residency

Mackerel

line no sooner down than taut

shadow silvering into air
desperate fruit all wriggle

and twitch snapped off
slapped in a plastic crate

fading to layers of leaves
knives out guts chucked

to an instant coven of gulls
heads scarfed whole

sea a boil of snatch and scream
fillets home in a bucket

fried in their own oil
all night my head full

of saltwater skin sun
flesh feather beak bone

so little between us

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  1. My dad loved to fish – your poem brought back some memories. Nice job with the painting.

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