Metaphorical Fisherman

Balinese fishermen
Exchange the silver hook
For the metaphorical,
Baiting it
With an image:
A succulent
Tropical idyl,
And a hope cast
To catch
The hungry European
Instead of a fish
In the net
No longer physical
But flow of electrons
From a distant screen.

© Ben Truesdale and distilledvoice, 2015

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