Grandpa's Farm


Kirsty Karkow, Maine, USA 
an'ya, Oregon, USA 

(Published WHC Short Verses Rengay 2002)

old cow path
a chipmunk's stripe zips
into a hole

at grandpa's farm
spitting down the well

intermittent rain

the Model T struggles
through tractor ruts

parade day--
all the plow horses
sport straw hats

gathered in the south forty
sheaves of golden wheat

family reunion . . .
sticking toothpicks
in a sweet potato