When the land gave way to water
he rowed a little further over waves
then pulled in the oars.
He looked over the edge to see
the spot where the kelp fanned out.
Motoring in and out of there
like birds in trees were salmon.
Sooner or later one of them would see
the silver spark of light in the water
not knowing it was a sharp hook
connected to a line traveling up
forty feet into the sky.
He watched his reflection
that other him leaning over
in an upside down boat
fishing at the sky.
Connected by the same line
he was fishing for himself.
Then the line twitched.
His reflection caught something
in the deep blue sky.
to be continued...