Mindfulness of Minnows || Morgan Eklund

If I could dump
this mind like a bucket

I’d weigh less than
a whisper across water,

less than a minnow
swimming in

panic, contained
and vibrating bait.

How did we kill them?
I don’t remember that part.

How did we free them?
With a hook—dangling

from the rod I dropped
over the side—

pulled away by the stillness
of the current.

It was that easy to let go.
It was that easy to catch a fish.

This was originally published in Spring 2018 edition of The Helix.


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