38
grandfather’s farm
Kory Riemensperger
If you look hard enough out here
you will find spent shell casings.
30-06. 22. 10, 12, 20 gauge
being the most popular choice
for plinking an afternoon away.
Every now and then, the sound
will scare the birds out of the trees,
and into the sky above us, while
the deer never to be seen in daylight
will retreat further into the woods.
If you look hard enough out here
you will find a fox caught
in a bear trap or perhaps,
if you’re too late,
just the bloodied stump of a leg,
and a trail in the dirt
up to the line of pine needles
slowly decaying in the cool shade,
where there are no tracks to follow.
Previous Page Next Page