The Drowning Pool

He jumped in to join the pool
to savor his father’s tastes
simple mints and salty beer
nuts, pickled pig knuckles.

After the pool emptied
he reflected sentimentally
on hairs caught in the trap
they pulled up with the snake.


  1. Sounds like you need a plummer ;-)


    1. Joe Linker says:

      …to plumb
      the depths
      of one’s past
      one needs
      a very long
      snake indeed.
      …the present
      is not so deep
      the problem
      is usually
      in the trap.


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