By Molly Swan-Sheeran
The moon is hidden behind the thick grey but I know it is fully round and ripe up there. I launch my dinghy and row out into the darkness sighting my course by a big grey stump of a long-gone tree that drifted ashore and sits. The clunk and sweep of my oars wakes up streaks of spangles that comet out across the water. Suddenly below the surface schools of fish are startled into action, leaving platinum trails in a V-shape, they scatter. Each dip of my oar into the giant inkwell of unknown depth surprises little fishes. I cannot see fish. I can barely see the oars. I cannot see moon aft of me or home ahead, but by these pale lighted signs I know. I know.
Copyright 2001 Molly Swan-Sheeran