Joe Sigurdson

Recognition While Fishing on the Lake at the Cabin

I caught the hangover early on

and started killing beers and

felt better.

I went fishing while my friends

slept in the cabin.

Alone, floating on a kayak,

I rocked one back and glared

into the top of the world.

This will kill you someday.

Paddle on; cast the line.

Joe Sigurdson studies creative writing at SUNY Oswego. He has been published in The Great Lake Review and The Oswegonian.