Saturday, August 8, 2009

close there is

roosterman stares through glass
sheds feathers from a haughty fan

hens and chicks step to shallow pan
sip water and peck for last night's corn

(wild birds steal oats and flax
hide in trees with treasure grains)

grass grows tall

foolish are we in sandals and shorts
riding bikes through bumpy fields
dodging turtles
ducking pines
squeaking brakes for sharpest turns

but

close there is a river
close there is
cold rushing smooth skipping stone in water
green vining fingers sliding long through limbs
dirt clinging sweat breathing salt licking birds singing
all along the fork

yes

close there is a river

4 comments:

edifice rex said...

Oooh, I like! Great imagery.

Patsy said...

yes, the river, yes

You're very good with words.

Lythrum said...

Very nice. :)

countrypeapie said...

Thanks, y'all! I sat down to write a more traditional post, but the rooster was looking at me through the window, and this is what came out instead.