Monday, June 05, 2017

earth note 485

a small community park
a place to cope
in a village by the same name
looking out on the strung-out flats
of eastern colorado

not enough money for upkeep
so a few stores sway
like a strong westerly
or hide behind the flag
at the post office

a dog barks
protecting the perimeter
a tv spits out the weather
and wheat prices
but the land cracks
like a summer drought

--- e b bortz

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