The Fish Charmer

observe the fish charmer
liquid crystal rippling
on amber skin

he wades waist deep

with salty fingers
rolls morsels of bread
casts them over clear blue waters

is rewarded
by a swim of
silver armoured mouths

shoal and scatter
shoal and scatter
he can stay there for hours

time    what does time matter

— Genista Lewes —

First Prize in first competition held by Poems Please Me. July 2011