The Petrified Fish

The Petrified Fish

By Joanna M. Weston. 

it was caught
in a tumble of rocks

freeze-dried
by centuries

licked by wind
eroded by dust

until a dog
nosing for ferret

brought it out
for inspection

by a small girl
who took the fossil

gave it to her father
for keeps

AUTHOR BIO

JOANNA M. WESTON is married; has one cat, multiple spiders, a herd
of deer, and two derelict hen-houses. Her middle-reader, ‘Frame
and The McGuire’, published by Tradewind Books 2015; and poetry,
‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’, published by Inanna Publications, 2016.
Other books listed at her blog: http://www.1960willowtree.wordpress.com/

Photo by inger maaike.

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