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Saturday
May062017

the modern pastoral

it is the AGE & PLACE

of the modern pastoral

exactly as it sounds

          the buzzard on a college campus

                          feasting on a skunk

          the snakes in pool filters

          the pale horses looking out

                          at strip malls and parking lots

 

the mountains crash

of WORLDS & TIMES

     the mockingbird nesting on golf courses

     and egrets cooling their feet

                     in drainage ditches

 

imperfect and hideous child

it is ours

to bear witness

and record

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