This Is Just To Slay (with apologies to William Carlos Williams)
Legend has it that William Carlos Williams left a masterpiece of American poetry as an apology and thank you note for his hosts after raiding their icebox.
Crossing an unfamiliar mountain range for work recently, I thought I might carve out a little time in the return drive to fish some new country. I’d left my maps at home though, and had no information to go on… until I spied a logoed Expedition with two extra-large Titan rod vaults on top. It was parked as inconspicuously as possible off a Forest Service side road. There wasn’t any water in sight, but the broad valley below — terrain I wouldn’t have noticed otherwise — suddenly looked fishy.
Had the truck been there again when I came back through, I’d have left a note under the wiper…
I have fished
that was upstream
of your truck
you were probably
the cutties were beautiful
and so hidden
It was the least I could have done.