Pole? Check. Bait? Check. Smartphone? Definitely not.

Fishing’s one of summer’s most relaxing pastimes; it gets us into nature and makes us feel the day was a success whether we reeled in a marlin or a guppy.

 

Fishing

This moment here

Out on the lake

Water like silk

Zero wake

 

This time is mine

Alone, and free

Fishfinder? Bah

Just the pole, and me

 

I could cast left

I could cast right

And maybe I’ll get lucky

A tug, or bite

 

I could catch one

Five, or ten

Though most I’ll prolly

Throw back in

 

And each time I do

And that water splatters

Yeah just being here —

That’s what matters.

 

Produced by Laura Rice and Leah Scarpelli.

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