The Fisherman

The Fisherman

By Jeanette Cheezum

The red morning sky told him to work fast.
He cast his net and cut the engine to an idle.

Children waited at home while stomachs
ached. Bills were due and oil was low.

Gulls gathered above the net, his senses
quickened as he pulled the clumsy load.

There would be food on the table and pocket money.
Pride and strength returned on high tide.



About vision791

Pushcart nominee Jeanette Cheezum has been published on several online writing sites and in fifteen Anthology books and four poetry books. Three of these books have made the New York Times Best Sellers list. Awarded The Helium Networks Premium Writer’s Badge, Bronze Creative Writing Award and a Marketplace Writers award. Recently she has published fourteen ebooks at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. You may find a list of some of her work at
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2 Responses to The Fisherman

  1. bobbietroy says:

    Good one. Hopeful ending.

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