Midwest

Driving out of the gray fog

of my lakebound hinterland days.

Leonard Cohen sings Joan of Arc —

she said ‘I’m tired of the war,

I want the kind of work I had before —

as I cross the 45th Parallel

by a roadside stand selling sweet corn,

russet potatoes, pumpkins and squash.

There is no other way out of autumn

save the slow slippery slope into winter.

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About Ray Sharp

Father, poet, triathlete, local public health planner
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3 Responses to Midwest

  1. Lovely introduction into the new season.

  2. Cold sleep of winter soothes autumn’s fire. Good poem and song.

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