Hi, my name is Alys Jackson and I'm an author and poet

based in Adelaide, South Australia.

My work has been published in books, magazines,

anthologies and online.

A Fishy Tale

I’d like to tell my story but

It strikes a note of fear.

I was resting with my eyes half shut,

Just fishing off the pier.

When out the blue a madman took

A hold of me and then

I saw he held a vicious hook.

I’d heard about these men!

I’m treated like a piece of meat,

Thrown cold into a cell.

Then kicked around by booted feet,

And slapped about as well.

With all my might, I hit him hard

To which he gave a shout.

As I escaped I left my card –

Yours truly,

Salmon trout.

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