blowing dry through
vast fields of amber wheat
rippling to meet a clear blue sky
ripening dry-land milo
spanning the white day to sunset
through ancient lands
sensing ancestral ways
I am proud, grateful for my past -
*The Kansas River, thence Kansas, was named by the Kansa Indians living
along its banks. "Kansa" is a Sioux word meaning "people of the South Wind."
before the sun starts back
sensed in a subliminal way -
shrouds the moment
unknowable to us
a fleeting point in space and time -
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These poems are Copyright © 2003 by Fran Masat.