Eating Catfish on
the Bank of the Sankuru River
A cannibal sat on
of the Sankuru
River, eating catfish.
me, from his smartphone,
an e-mail message
all the way to South Dakota,
with a graphic
photo of his repast.
I really don’t know
why he did this—
carbon-copy me a
photo of his fine dining,
but I sure am glad
he did; it looked delicious.
Perhaps next time,
the cannibal will invite me
to be his guest as
he dines upon
the banks of the
I’d like to eat
some catfish too.
Daniel G. Snethen is the owner and publisher of
Darkling Publications. He serves as vice-president of the South Dakota State
Poetry Society. In May 2017, 10 pages of his poetry was anthologized in Resurrection
of a Sunflower, a tribute
to Vincent Van Gogh, curated by Catfish McDaris. Snethen's poetry has been
published by Bear Creek Haiku; Cover of
Darkness; Danse Macabre; Dark Gothic
Resurrected; Haiku Journal; The Horror
Zine; Miller's Pond; Pasque Petals:
Thirteen Myna Birds, and several other publishers of poetry.
Snethen also coaches oral interpretation of literature and Poetry Out Loud. He
has qualified two high school students for the National Poetry Out Loud
competition in Washington DC and has had the SD State Poetry Out Loud
runner-up on two separate occasions. His favorite poet is William Blake, and
his favorite poem is “The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner” by Samuel Taylor
KJ Hannah Greenberg captures the
world in words and images. Her most recent poetry collection
is Rudiments (Seashell Books, 2020), her most recent essay collection
is Simple Gratitudes (Propertius Press, 2020), her most recent short story
collection is Demurral: Linens, and Towel and Fears (Bards& Sages
Publishing, 2020), and her most recent photography collection is 20/20, Eye on
Israel (Camel Saloon, 2015).