shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

Diane Webster


Tree Snag

On drought-exposed shore
the tree snag clings to rocks
as zip line fishing line descends
from its summit to the ground
hidden in soil sandy
from the lake's back and forth.

Morning dew screams
down filaments to dissolve
in the shore awaiting
a fisherman's tug
to discover the treasure,
the whopper at the end
of the line buried
where X marks the spot.