Betrayed

Tumbleweeds

bounce across fields

jumping fences

blown every which way

commanded by the wind

Your memory

sweeps across my mind

leaping walls

invading my peace

let in by my traitor heart…

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Oklahoma Roots

Born an Okie

she flies back from time to time

Chicken fried steak

for supper and cold sweet tea

Stars shining clear

from one horizon to the next

Clothes hang on the line

and screen doors slam after company

Oklahoma runs through her veins

like the red dirt runs through the fields

If here is a “home”,

if there are “roots”, if there is “family”

They are found

in Oklahoma…

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