To Life’s End

A Haiku (Prompt — Home)

Rodney Frazier
Feb 14, 2020 · 1 min read
Image Source: Drew Farwell on Unsplash

Salmon swim upstream.
A strong urge to return home
drives them to life’s end.

Author’s Note: I was fortunate to observe these gravity-defying creatures on a recent trip to Alaska. I will never forget witnessing their struggle to return home and cheering their successful leaps.

Thanks for the writing prompt, Brett Christensen (@brettmc1963).

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