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Thursday, 28 June 2012

Journey Upstream




Rushing headlong upstream the spawning ground awaits in silence
The shoal gathers in the darkness of the pool and swarms habitually
Blocking the path of the silver surfer swimming against the tide
Rich warm waters of the stream turn cold and bitter as they pool
Fast flowing ripples of excitement turn icy with the winter wind
The deep river bed once fertile with plankton now barren and bare
Welcoming ripples give way to a dark black sheen of reflection
The journey is stalled but for a moment in the festering pond
Leaping into the unknown and break from the pond life of habit
Silver scaled wanderer turns and swims powerfully onward
Into the uncharted stream away from the spawn of the past
Gliding mercurially away and is lost to the unseeing eye

© Fergus Martin
2012