Written for the 8/25/13 The Sunday Whirl Wordle 123 – A dozen poetry prompts: filters, pieces, gusting, springs, out, keep, fierce, bitter, cries, enough, south, train
Dried up springs share their space
with pieces of rotting crops.
The farmer shouts, “Enough is enough!”
A gusting wind from a rainless storm
filters out his bitter cries.
The piercing whistle from a distant train
beckons him south to a more forgiving clime.
His fierce determination
to keep his dream alive
stays with the abandoned field
behind a “Keep Out” sign.
© Susan Schoeffield