Night Fishing


Cast a line into the sea…
“Hey baby, come here often?”
Wait with baited breath
to see if anyone bites.

Tug gently to set the hook…
“You are way too pretty for this dive.”
Give a little illusion of freedom
With disinterest.

Pay out more line to tire out the catch…
“Oh no, I hardly ever come
to this side of town.
I was supposed to meet a friend.”

Reel in your prize—
A night’s fun or
something bigger?
Who can say?

You can always
throw it back.