Things to do in Morgan County

Breathe
Without aversion, sugar beet lime
And dust laden steam

Dream
Facing east, lightning—the blood shot eye
Of someone else’s bruised socket

Dig
Potatoes growing silent and large,
Red and sightless promising roots

Mow
September’s velvet palms; lambsquarters
Make December’s brittle lawn

Sleep
Through crickets sawing love
In the kitchen, the closet, your head

Wake up
On the rolling prairie
Trying to mimic the firmament

2015

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