Fishing for marlin

by Kevin T McEneaney

The tradition of fishing in Key West

demands that you take a pic of your catch,

as evidence of your fabled trophy.

Over the past seventy years the stat

for large catches has shrunk dramatically:

from twenty kilograms to two kilos.

People still boast of their enormous catch,

yet there is a social amnesia here,

since we tend to think NOW is more real.

One can’t describe what has been forgotten,

which certainly applies to climate change.

The evidence from our great blue ocean

offers overwhelming decline of life.

Optimism may sometimes make us blind….

Kevin T McEneaney

Author of The Enclosed Garden, Longing, and other books