Jan 10th – The boat was empty, except for one lone fish

January 10th – The boat was empty, except for one lone fish.

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The evening light painted
the mountains in pink and orange
and deepening red, staining the snow
on the tops. A lone bird cried
its evening song, unanswered.

Darkness crept from the west
across the mirror surface,
drawing curtains across the remains
of the day; clouds ghosted
vague vapour shapes behind.

One rod jutted out from the side,
resting on the gunwale,
its line unhooked, unbaited;
almost as still as the sky.
Nothing stirred. There was nothing,

or no-one. No voices cut
through the chill of the air.
No breath steamed.
the boat was empty,
except for one lone fish.

 

Inspired by a prompt from here

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