Posts Tagged ‘old farm’

New Life on an Old Farm

July 5, 2017

 

Ivy pushes asphalt shingles apart,
cascading from an outhouse roof.

Aphids suckle the last dangling limbs
of broken and heart-rotten willows.

Maggots infest a stray cat’s sores,
its breathing heavy in the weeds.

New hungers crowd over the earth,
churning stale air with eddies of wings.

 

 

Copyright © 2017 by Michael B. Smetzer

Detail from "Moon Night" - acrylic painting on wood by Mike Smetzer

Detail from “Moon Night” – acrylic painting on wood by Mike Smetzer