Poecology

Issue 3

 

 
 

Monica Barron

 

Twenty-year-old memory of Kansas

 
 
 
Chase County, near Cottonwood Falls—
huge, flinty swellings in the earth
distant horizon line that is only a curve
never an edge. A 360-degree view.
Clouds like petroglyphs, bluestem
dried red, glistening in its icy crust.
A coyote, head down, crosses the blacktop.
My elation.