An Alternate Reality

Archive for April, 2013

Buyers Remorse ( or New Home Blues)

Sold the house
            no place to live.
Found a place
            is it the one?
Got the financing
            can we afford it?
Had the inspection
            we have to fix WHAT?!? 

Schedule the movers
Gather the boxes
Plan the strategies
Over and over

Stop a minute
            take a breath.
Need to do everything
            but not all at once.
This will work out
           people do it all the time.
Still 6 weeks ’til closing
            What were we thinking!?!

Ode to an O’d Farmer

(for Uncle “Slicker”) 

As a child, to me he was bigger than life
            a cow-whisperer
            a corn-stalker.

Miraculous things happened in the barn under his watch
            kittens were born
            milking machines rattled and swooshed. 

Cows, their heads as big as dinosaurs
            dumped interesting piles of steaming brown
            and splattered gutters full of liquid yellow. 

The farm was a special place
            cared for by a special farmer. The hay was fragrant.
            The fresh food, plentiful (Aunt Frances’ donuts, divine!) 

He will always be remembered
            by the land
            by the herds

 By the God, who watches over him now
            in the barns and fruitful fields
            of the eternal beyond.