Out here it’s all mostly nothing.
It’s the row of scrub trees and
A chain link fence to divide that
Patch of yard from this.
Out here the horizon is a friend:
She doesn’t have much to say,
Her mind filled with a run-on, tension
Wire conversation that never ends.
Out here an oak tree is true love;
And a water tower stands sentinel
To all the children’s dreams of
Falling, and flying away.
Out here, the overpass goes to
The softball fields and the Casey’s
And the driving range and to
Plain spoken hellos at an amble
Speed. Here along the sidewalk
The bike path the road the drive
That heads out
– from the road