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    Pat

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    Check out title and I personified. First person. Under reconstruction.

    Post  Pat on Thu Feb 27, 2014 2:21 pm

    Trout

    So many fish in this stone cold river,
    but you’d recognize me from my torpedo shape
    and my one dress:  a blue-green rainbow
    with a pink streak along my sides, white underbelly,
    bespattered with black spots on back and fins
    like stars sprinkling a winter sky.

    All day and night I swim here
    where wavelets call to one another,
    where the water curls around a bend,
    where a moon bent rests her light head
    in the wet bosom of night.

    The longer I’m here, the higher
    I leap and arch and hurl manes of flying spray
    into fresh water.  Such joy in flying high
    toward blue cloud-ruffled skies, then diving
    into deep waters while avoiding thin whips
    from banks and boats.  It’s a turn-about fact
    that trout are here today, gone tomorrow
    without leaving a trace.  

    So let us plow paths, make bubbles
    and live with great gusto!

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