Friend or Fish?

March 25, 2011
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A nibble: a tender tug.

The red and white bobber dips
beneath the murky lake.




My shaky hands
slowly wind the reel.
As potential success breathes
under my fingertips,

my line snaps.
Just what that fish wanted.

The fish, the severed line—
I’ve been used.

Stealing my pride,
the frenemies beg for each possible
remnant of energy
until they break free.
Just what they wanted.

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ShahiroThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Oct. 7, 2012 at 8:08 pm
This is sad and funny at the same time, i like it. It's almost like you're scolding the fish.... im sorry you got used by a friend, and yeah i can relate... please check out my work if you get a chance! =D
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