Be respectful of other fishermen,
Do not raise your voice,
As it will frighten the fish away.
Do not cast your line in the shallows
As it will catch on roots and stumps
No fish will be caught.
And so we whisper in the shallows
Barely heard above the crickets
And lapping tides
We never catch a thing
As the day passes
Except each other’s happiness
Time and time and time again.