Stick Fishing

Motionless

Silhouettes on bird-leg stilts

Against flamingo flame of sky

Precarious

Perched on wooden poles that rise

From the cobalt waves of the ocean

Famous

The topic of photography

Capturing gaze and imagination

Curious

Age old vocation passed down generations

Off the southern Sri Lankan coast

Tenacious

Twice daily between sunrise and sunset

Even below black skies heaving with rain

Relentless

Tugging and sweeping with the rod

In the treasured droves of fish

Until  they return to the depths of the sea

When the sun sets and it is too dark to see

 

© Kim M. Russell, 2016

Stick Men

Image found on 1photo1day.com

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