from “Sowing Sinkholes”

When I was younger,
my dad told me how to plow a field:
look straight ahead at a point in the horizon,
not closely in front and not to either side of you,
otherwise the rows will be crooked.
So, yes, I believe in second chances,
but not in backward glances—my father would say
that there is no education in the second kick of a mule, and that I
am descended from Newells,
that I was built to endure,
so I want this
to just
be
over.

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4 thoughts on “from “Sowing Sinkholes””

  1. I like that a lot. Plowing and sailing sound similar in that regard–I guess it’s all about lines…

    And plowing also is really an act of destruction. You’re churning up the past, tearing up the present, preparing for the future. Plowing is ultimately an act of hope. Hope for a bountiful return in the future.

    Nice work! xo, Christy

    1. Oh, I never thought about the connection of lines to sailing, but that’s a really good point.

      That is a beautiful explanation, it is indeed an act of destruction and sometimes desperation, a crazy kind of hope… I might have to explore this concept further in the future.

      Thank you so much!

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