Cuervo’s Lament: Hook, Line, and Sinker
He cast with
And swiftly lined her
“A naive drinker’s fate!”
The pickled worm was dead.
Herman Asarnow's recent collection of poems is Glass-Bottom Boat (Higganum Hill Books, 2007). His poems, essays, and translations have appeared in The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, Beloit Poetry Journal, North Dakota Quarterly, the Marlboro Review, Guernica, Meridian, and many other venues. He lives in Portland, Oregon.