One place understood helps us understand all places better.

Eudora Welty


Saturday, January 14, 2023

Three acres

Three acres was just enough
to keep neighbors, neighborly

Keep them just far enough away
not to crowd

But keep them close enough
to lend a hand if need be

A third an acre
ain't enough these days

To keep from spying too much
even if we're not trying too much

I feel a herded stock
kept partly by a mad farmer

Off to pasture I head
givin' challenge,
and too mad to farm.