Tea Bag Salmon Prayer
Here is an ancient one--
tender-tea-bag-tethered scale by scale--
curved and floating, resting now--
one dorsal fin frayed--
the eye, the mouth, the caudal fin--
the careful hand behind the delicate creation--
I would be assembled of such fragile finishings--
like tea bags gathered over time--
cherished, known, put to new use.
Shirley Glubka is a retired psychotherapist, the author of three poetry collections, a mixed genre collection, and two novels. The Bright Logic of Wilma Schuh (novel, Blade of Grass Press, 2017) is her latest. Shirley lives in Prospect, Maine with her spouse, Virginia Holmes. Website: http://shirleyglubka.weebly.com/ Online poetry at 2River View here and at The Ghazal Page here and here.
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