Thank you for your note. I used to work as a fisherman on Lake Superior so I heard a lot of stories of the “old days”. The poem, however, is not based on any one story, it’s fiction, but I hope that it succeeds as a “true story.”
That is the kind of writer that I want to be. To write something and have someone wonder “Why?” or just simply wonder how I came about to writing what I wrote. Truth is, we all have a story composed of many stories. I haven’t written anything fiction, poetry, prose… but I’m headed in that direction. I can feel it. Until then, at the very least I’ll always have my blog.