father shows the son the way to fish. Hold heavy sheet of glass
beneath surface of river and wait with solemnity. When
fish swims beneath, press glass to bottom, pinning it.
The father demonstrates and catches a trout. So big it’s mythological.
The son attempts but in his hands the glass shrinks like a lozenge.
Soon it’s the size of a silver dollar. The father
takes it, holds it to his eye. How the son continues to punish.