Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Remaining Wild

Deep inside the prairie grasses
There lives my heart
Roaming free
Wild beneath the wings of hot breezes
Basking beside the shores of winding creeks
Pressed against the mossy banks beside the willows
High above the furrowed fields beating in the breast of the eagle
Even in despair even then, you will find me there
When the days are white with heat and shimmer and dance with a life of their own
When day after day the same old dusty ballets are performed
When the cedar trees are wailing under the burning of the searing gusts
When the dying corn bends toward wilting knees praying for the rain
Even then, even then
My wild prairie heart will remain

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