Commercial Fisherman:an Excerpt – Pieter Dominick
COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN: AN EXCERPT
She’s there at the dock
holding his child an infant.
He squats on the deck in a clammy fog
touching his beard with wet fingers.
She’s pale. They’re Bible people.
grace and peace be multiplied
cast your care the sea seeketh whom
it may devour
Coming in over the shoals and the breakers
eyewitness to the majesty of divine nature,
on a clear morning a day star may arise
in your heart and you escape
the pollution of the world.
some things continue as they were
from the beginning of creation….
Pieter Dominick, from Seed Syllables, and Other Poems