awa’oot

top of Scotland

edge of the sea

sitting

on the big block granite

harbour wall

looking 20 feet down

thru’ the water to the sea floor

watching fish & crabs scuttle

this long-abandoned fishing village

quiet except for the gulls

the wind

easy lapping of the waves

& then yer man

comes walking in

rod reel creel & bucket

d’you think the weather

will get better? I ask

och he says

this

is better