Friday, August 31, 2012

hard red wheat

drought, dry weeds
every sign and billboard
a bullet hole

pheasant chicks in columns
march into the grass

the yearling's death cry
stilled with a penknife -
the only day it rained

curlews choose flight
over Blacktail Dam

pronghorn antelope
plunging across the road
hard, red wheat

a dust trail rises
with the horizon

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