on the battered pier
old men
fishing for ghosts


8 Responses

  1. Richard Hartwell Says:

    Excellent! with echoes of Raymond Carver; and that's a good thing. Well crafted.

  2. Alan Summers Says:

    .
    Putting the key words together, and alone:

    battered
    old
    ghosts

    Often when we reach our late stages we can feel out of sync with a fast moving world of technology and over-Corporationization, and feel like ghosts before our time.

    Highly evocative.

    warm regards,

    Alan

  3. Paul David Mena Says:

    Alan,

    Thank you for the kind words. Being in my late-fifties in a high-tech job I definitely feel like a ghost before my time. :)

    Paul

  4. Alan Summers Says:

    You are still a spring chicken! :-)

  5. seaviewwarrenpoint Says:

    I love the delicious nostalgia and echo of sadness in this, Paul!

    marion

  6. janewilliams Says:

    Great imagery!

    old man – on the pier at the end of the line – ghost fish

  7. magyar Says:

    On the old pier; battered men.
    __ Interplacement within the reader's mind… causes further thought. Nice. _m

  8. Jayden Says:

    Essays like this are so important to brieoandng people’s horizons.

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