November Poem-a-Day: Day 22

For today’s prompt, write a release poem. Maybe somebody’s being released from prison or a contract. Maybe a person is signing a release form. There’s emotional and physical release. Animals capturing and releasing other animals. Trees releasing leaves in autumn. And so on.

Catch and release

Come dancing, they said
But I was feeling sick
Worn out on a cellular level
And in need of time to heal

I built a fire and sat in stillness
Until my son came to share
And we talked about absurd things
As we took turns stoking the flames

And I felt better as he made me see
That every alien abduction story on Earth
Is just another fish explaining catch and release
To its disbelieving neighbors

~ Liesl Dineen 2014

What do you think?

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