Like the Moon

Aberdeen, in South Dakota: nothing,
Tiny and it's cold in April, no buds on
The trees, no trees upon the rolling
Prairie, no cars on the highway,
Endless miles between farmers'
Homes. How can someone live out
Here? Does one grow desperate
To speak, to see another, to be
Certain one's not living on the moon?
I'll never learn. I'm sure of that.
Once our friend's daughter's had
Her wedding, we won't loiter.
We'll race south, as forecasts,
Even now, in April, call for
Blowing snow.

Poetry by Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2021-04-24 at 19:24

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Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
That's the kind of place I'd like to visit, at least once in my lifetime. :)

Coo & Co The PoetBay support member heart!
Rather intriguing, Larry. We wonder when the buds will appear and we like the questions within this excellent poem :>)

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Sometimes those austere places hold the most heartwarming and caring folks. Great writing, Larry you took me there.