A Good Catch

When asked to comment

on the hateful words

of another, he simply paused,

reflected a moment, and said,

“I’m not a master fisherman,

but I know bait when I see it,

and I’m not gonna take it,” 

showing us all a way to respond

with integrity and grace.



This entry was posted in poetry.

2 comments on “A Good Catch

  1. Oh, Joan. I absolutely love this retort. I’m going to use this one when needed. Thank you so much!


  2. Shelley Brinson says:

    He took the higher ground–where the perspective is better, and kinder and wiser.


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