Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Kari Rhyan writes

I walked past a crippled corner
Where a man was
Digging in a ditch six feet down
Preserving the root of a
centennial dogwood

Jerky orange-hatted and hungry
For a fight he said,
“All this for a fucking tree?!”
On my heels at my back
He yelled, “Yeah, I said that!”

Image result for ditch digger paintings

--Scott Talent

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