On Lake Tanganyika.


(Inspired by an article by Jeffrey Gettleman)

On Lake Tanganyika fishing nets from skeeter netting

Are practical and inexpensive – and to some, upsetting. 

Meant to cheat malaria of its accustomed prey,

The netting used for fishing is a poor person’s mainstay.


But since it’s being used in ways that are not validated,                                                                       

The NGO’s that pass it out are getting aggravated.

 No doubt some regulation will be placed upon the net

To complicate the livelihood of those who toil and sweat.