15 February 2010

The Fish Trade

On board the Agua C
trailered to a Ford

a fisher, orange-bibbed
offloads fish

to a plastic bin
lifted gunwale high.

Water wets the road
the gutters run.

Ahi and marlin —
shining fins, scales, teeth —

cleaned and fileted, weighed
plastic-wrapped and priced.

So man fishes, so
fish die, so the man

sells fish so man can
eat. Forklift by Yale.


  1. such perfect simplicity. especially loved the use of "orange ribbed"