This is day 7 of Days of Unreason:
“The only answer I’ve found is the moving water whose
music is without a single lyric.” – Jim Harrison
I fish at the river of tears, catching
and tagging miseries. I’m employed
by Fish, Pain and Wildlife, part of
the Department of Natural Recourses.
When the sun casts no shadows, I stop
and have my lunch beneath weeping
laments; messy trees! But there I find
peace and solace, as mourning loves
flit and flutter, and coo their wheezy coos.
Back at it, I net Unfaithfuls, battle Wobegon
I-dos, and collect Tears of Joy for the lab
where tests will be run.
A little over a year ago, I joined Jillys2016 in a challenge called “28 Days of Unreason.” She culled quotes from the poems of Jim Harrison in a book called Songs of Unreason. We used the quotes as prompts; diving boards suspended over the abyss of poetry. Jill is revisiting unreason, and I am skipping gleefully along. Come and join the fun!