One place understood helps us understand all places better.

Eudora Welty


Saturday, January 14, 2023

Cut grass

Give me a field
of cut grass
two inches or so deep.

Turn me loose
on such a carpet,
let my legs free.

I'm remembering
an impression
of flying.

Shoes off
feet pumping,
not pounding.

But caressing
an earth
that supports me,

A boy
too young to know
this will never again,