prairie girls

This beauty came from a prompt to write a poem comparing two things.

prairie girls

are prairie grasses
soft-stemmed,
bendy, we d
.                    o
.                      n’
.                         t
.                          b
.                         r
.                        e
.                      a
.                   k

deep rooted
twelve feet under,
resisting fire, stampedes, winds

known to
let prairie dogs burrow
channels for water
.                                down
.                                       there

scarce now,
turned up and over
by men with plows

find us hidden
in places you won’t go
railway sidings            steep
.                                river
.                         bluffs
pioneer cemeteries

we stand our ground
hold earth together
in the mesh of our l
.                                 o
.                                 n t
.                                 g o
.                                    e
.                                    s

 

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