THERE is NO BARN-RAISING TODAY #poetry by jay

Powder-air, inclement in mindset
I walk the wooden day, erected 
by dawn, followed by sunset.

There is no barn-raising today—
on this flat land, 
littered with beer cans and dry grass 
with some patches of 

stiff green, fresh blades, genuflecting
praying for rain— 
to lift their parched spirits 

of mottled-brown-withering 
stems
from dusting—
 
the sub-tropical terrain.

©Jay Mora-Shihadeh

Photo by Randy Fath on Unsplash

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