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  • Texas | Columns | "Once Upon A Line"

    On Dry Ground

    by David Knape

    dry ground
    sighs a pitiful sound
    sends a mournful wail
    up from its bowels
    great open holes
    where the dirt was
    now separated into
    cracks that look like
    open sores
    how the ground
    looks sad
    cooked daily
    in 100 degrees
    have we known its thirst
    where lips cracked
    now the ground cracks
    how it must hurt
    to have such open sores
    be so thirsty

    dried out
    can't heal up
    or seal up
    because the clouds pass by
    - with just a wink and no promise
    the ground suffers
    swelters
    burned up
    browned out
    dead

    down below
    it's wondering when
    it will get a drink again
    down deep
    it can't cry anymore
    its tears have all
    dried up.


    © d.knape

    July 28 , 2012
    More "Once Upon A Line" - Light verse and poetry by d.knape

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