Bio Note: I am a poet, writer and an English teacher. I have been published in numerous literary magazines, journals, and on websites. Much of my poetry comes from everyday observations living on the Great Plains.
The clouds are marmalade orange tonight, the sun, peeled and setting, a fiery hue on every dry blade and tree. The old barn is a silhouette with this dazzling glow behind it. Mama cat heads lethargically in for the evening—swallows fly out upon her entrance. Soft little meows cry of hunger. Mom’s home from work, has supper to fix, and get the kids to bed. In a few weeks, she’ll pack up and move them again. Isn’t that the way it is—alone, raising the kids on your own, and your too busy or tired and miss the beauty around you?
©2021 Judy Lorenzen
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