Poyetry

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Caught!


Caught!

Like a treacherous hook,
Invisible to the cold-hearted fish,
Baited and cast just so,
When I least expect it:
The perfect line
Pierces me, transfixed
And hauls me casually in
To the canny fisher’s hand:
“Who first taught my heart to leap!”

Betsy McKenzie
June 24, 2007
For Grace Paley

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