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At Cap Lumiere, New Brunswick ~ poem

Story ID:2203
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2007
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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At Cap Lumiere, New Brunswick

Lobster boats prowl as fishermen,
or more like
cats licking their way
across Northumberland Strait

as footprint smudges on
ocean’s surface, sky an
Atlantic opaque

today’s crew bragging in their
yellow mackinaws
moist with morning dew.
Stench of herring bait, a sure lure.

Slatted traps, a feathery parade
to ocean’s bottom, home for
‘canners’ and ‘markets’

and their protruding eyes
anxious, claws groping.

© Richard L. Provencher