Twinkles in azure blue cemented your resolution…
So off we went in search of the perfect pieces of timber
that fashioned with some string would later become our poles…
Another grand adventure would find us at the water’s edge,
you baiting my string with precision as I watch in awe…
wondering if this is really going to work?
Soft breezes ripple the water,
your face is round with anticipation and excitement
and it’s contagious!
Fate smiles upon me first much to your surprise and wonder?
Like a drill sergeant you order me pull him in! pull him in!!!!
And in one fell swoop adulation and exaltation
give way to anger, scorn and condemnation…
When to my horror and squeals,
the alien thing with pinchers at the end of my line
drops back into the water and scurries under a rock!
Your face softens with compassion and then laughter
I was after all a girl…
Fate was laughing too
as we filled our bucket with your creepy crawly delights…
the day you taught me to fish.