Chinook

Dreams of rain in the sky above

caught by the sun in clouded cells

they wait to fall and join the river’s quest

Abandoned lines catch the day’s last light

hooks dug deep into the shallows

past which race the Chinook, heading home

trailing a tattered life behind

soon to end among familiar rocks

beside fish hooks cut loose and drifting

I tried for a long time to find a picture of the right type of salmon jumping, but I never did. It’s close enough, right? Still a great photo.

Image by danny moore from Pixabay

12 thoughts on “Chinook”

    1. There’s nothing like seeing the salmon runs full when it comes time for them to spawn. That’s one thing I miss about being in the Pacific Northwest. I’m sure in Alaska it’s even better! Thanks a lot (: cheers

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  1. Beautifully done ❤ Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all be born magnificent artists so we would be able to create the pictures that are in our mind to go with the words that come from our hearts? Have a great weekend!

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