I Have A Poem The Size Of The Moon is a book of poems about Nebraska. Not cornfields, not cows: Cities, highways, long drives and the political conversations simmering.
Between Meteors and Fireflies
In a drought year, corn stubble bends
into Headlines: “Farmers pray for rain.”
Tumbleweeds take time to harmonize
and choreograph, somewhere between
meteors and fireflies. The grocery
sells blueberries all year round, but
the charge card feels heavy as a refrigerator
once you slip it from the wallet.
You don’t end up buying the magazines,
just browse. It’s a tow truck, doorbell
button, garbage disposal broke summer:
no real difference between a silo and a
paper sack, it seems. And in the hallway,
light glows from under the bathroom door.
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Published by Stephen F. Austin University Press