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:


    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,


  3. Paul David Mena Says:


    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. :)


  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!


  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.

Leave a Reply