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  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    OLD POSTS AND OLD WIRE

    by David Knape

    Wheat colored grasses sway in the wind
    A wary hawk sits on a post
    Old wagon ruts lead up the hill

    An old fence row
    Staggers through the pasture
    Like a line of drunks
    Holding on to each other for support

    Strands of barbed wire
    - Turned red with rust
    Weave through the fence row
    Winding across the prairie
    Tangled in time
    And memory

    Cedar posts
    Weathered and gnarled
    Linked with wire
    Measured in mystery
    And old wire
    That could tell a story
    As crooked as the fence line

    Old posts and old wire
    Still standing
    As lonely as the cowboys
    That used to ride
    This range.


    © d.knape

    October 19, 2012
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape

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