Little Fish by Louise Carson

Poem title: Little fish Poet name: Louise Carson Poem: White tide line. Patch of foam. Closer. Swirls of water. Two-inch gray fish. Thousands. Silver bellies. Right up to the rocks   we stand on.  They ignore our chatter,   the dachshund with the little pink ball.  But a few raindrops –   the fish judder –     out, and under.  End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Louise Carson  Louise Carson has published eleven books including Dog Poems, Aeolus House, 2020, and her first collection of poetry A Clearing, Signature Editions, 2015. She also writes mysteries and historical fiction. Her poems appear in many literary magazines both in print and online, and in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2013. One of her novels - In Which - was shortlisted in 2019 for a Quebec Writers’ Federation prize. Her most recent mystery is The Cat Possessed, Signature, 2020. Born in Montreal, she now makes her home in rural Quebec. She has one daughter, two cats and a dog.