Salmon

A salmon swims its journey

To birth, life, and death.

It secretly maneuvers around

Bears and the fisherman’s net.

Everybody wants it dead,

A tasty treat on a platter dish.

But notwithstanding the water

It continues to its final wish:

To be parent to a group of minnows

It won’t with its deadened eyes see.

So pull back your nets and lures

And just let the salmon be.

 

© 2017 Valerie Hathaway

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