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Contents Page: October, 2010, vol 6 no 3

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Jeffrey Woodward

Nebraska

a bare tree
and then, again,
the Great Plains

opening before you as if set into place checked and double-checked with a master carpenter’s level so nearly exact as to render literal that old saw about mountain and molehill frost over first light unwinding a never-ending scroll of sky a wind to whittle cloud after cloud away if not the stench of pig trough pig pen another village interrupting the prickly monotony of corn stubble another village with a water tower’s polished introduction and then again corn stubble a patchwork of brown of gray

remembering 
its roots in the sky – 
a bare tree

 


First published in Frogpond

31: 2 (2008)

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