June Poem 6

Isn’t it obvious that you are

Free to leave at any time?

You would likely catch

Wet springs, dry summers,

And the sharp cold of your own spirit.

None can return.

 

If you want to get in touch with

And can still feel the pure exhilaration

Visit the oxbows north of Box

With screen sides

Overlapping the house

You stayed in the bream trip before

It was quite this bad.

June Poem 1

We made our first spring effort

On those Delta trips

And yes, we caught

—We never turned down

—Bream.

 

And the ghost hunters

—That is a rather loose understanding

—The closer-to-home plants

That have been around for so long—

Hunters never fail to find

All sorts of overriding factors—

Never seen a thing.

 

Still, May would go to the rivers

That have been transplanted here

From spirits on these same hunts.

 

But the ghost water temperature is ornate.

Migrating hummingbirds

Asked Mitch about that

And he told me so.

May Poem 31

We pulled big bream I’ve tagged.

The time has definitely come

For the ice chest.

 

Novice anglers are for the flyrod

Or ultralight nowadays.

Daddy and I are not so much

On the exotic verities.

 

I’d admit to an affinity

If youngsters involved

Use a cane pole and crickets.

May Poem 27

These folks have been west at 2 a.m.

Gathering impressive numbers.

This entity is the Bream,

The backyard buttered toast made here

Since before European colonization.

 

This was their population

Like the Audubon Society,

A bunch of ghosts

Who make their most concentrated effort

At favored fish for the table.

 

Mitch experiences for many,

And did so for me

From early wood fire,

Homemade sausage, and native plants.

 

Mitch and I were visiting with an unusual

Diminutive creature that defies morning.

Blues Ally coincided with sunrise.

We cooked breakfast on a drift

When he mentioned the plant sale.

 

I timber along the edges,

So when I am seeing things

In the old home from search of catfish,

Plants are, I think, your childhood until now,

What spring fishing, bacon, and eggs are

Fresh from a chicken coop

Indigenous to the region.

 

He added, however, the September things

That attract him to the house are

Purely grand Insects and birds and deer

And such that have idea of ghost’s persuasion

Activity and the full moon just before daylight.

All were hard against tradition and simplicity

As well as original content

Including new hit series Amazon flies us.

 

It may seem odd to go to a nature plant,

Ghost ear, or red belly.

But regardless of where we went,

We followed a prescription

That lay preserve to see an old house.