Thanks to Lars Palm for yesterday’s challenge (in the comments below). The real story of the fish on a bicycle is an adaptation from Irina Dunn by Gloria Steinem. This poem after Creeley’s “Old Story” incredibly just came to me, which makes me happy since I usually spend awhile working for a first draft. I hope to see more Creeley tributes and I hope you enjoy!
One razorfish and fishing bowl don’t agree.
So they dipped the hook in hole, hell,
with a here and now not every
now and then, see. Me, I bent
a hand whenever it swam
but I was sliced, sliced, sliced.
You got a fin, girl, wing it.
You got a fish, girl, bike it.
P.S.!! Check this out: I feel extremely honored here. Grace Cavalieri (click & scroll to the bottom for her info) included my book, Antidotes for an Alibi, among her “Best Picks Poetry Books of 2005″ at The Montserrat Review. My book is very happy to be in such excellent company!