Sunday, July 08, 2012

The Mag 125: The Same Beginning

Chilmark Hay, 1951 by Thomas Hart Benton

Golden goose-bumps rise 
from the sagging country side
awaiting collection.

They are the remnants of harvest.
Cured in the sun - their sweetness
locked in.

Here, everything comes down to earth.
We plant in it, work it, extracting from it
feed it to the livestock.

It's a simple life.
Not an easy one
but it always cycles
back to the same beginning. 

Michael A. Wells 

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