Farm Light –

               For Uncle Elmer and Aunt Lorraine

On the road all night

A tightly packed station wagon

The eerie glow of city lights,

Urban wreckage

And smokestack emissions


Lulled to sleep by corn and soy beans

With only the moon and stars

Silent and mystical guardians of the dark

To mark our way


Our entry marked by aroma

Fragrant lilacs

Provide love and welcome


Then the beacon

A halo of light in the prairie

The small illuminated area

Allows us to enter in

Hearth and heart

Between the milk...

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