The storytellers

My friend just told me,

he has heard mine,

his experience of meeting

the bear that came down the mountain.

We laughed at the sadness of our stories.

 

The threads

his fear is similar to mine

different pattern of pain

different tapestry.

 

He wants to become strong

and play golf again,

eat better and regain his paunch 

that he tried to lose for years.

 

We greet with gratitude

the first light of day

at sunset

we name each layers of colors.

 

Beginner fly fishermen,

we are walking the river

listening to the sounds of trees

fishing for joy

catch and release.

 

Soon he will join 

a circle of storytellers

and share his story

of how he met the bear 

that came down the mountain.

 

2 thoughts on “The storytellers

  1. Hi there, I think this is my favourite poem so far!
    “He wants to become strong

    and play golf again,

    eat better and regain his paunch

    that he tried to lose for years.”
    such great lines. In my writing class we are learning to write everything specifically and “in scene” and this is a great example of that. Specifics and actualities are so much more compelling in a written piece or essay don’t you think?

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