Prose & VersePubs

Fisherwoman

A guilty hope, a lousy despair.
What could have been a whale 
being caught in a muddy trail
I bear the harpoon, I bear the wreath
Waiting for the fatal strike,
splattering blood,
gathering spoils of priceless meat.
Only it had been all along
a puffer poisoned,
pretending woe.
It hardly had been worth at all
To kill the wiggly finny foe…

Author: monami mukherjee

Poet, Blogger, Undergrad Professor. Literature and film enthusiast. Excited about both critical and creative writing.

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