Childhood Prairie Memories


Through the leaves

dappled sunlight

falls across my shoulders.

Swinging, Swinging

Swishing, Sailing

Higher, Higher

The wind tickles my legs.

Giggles bubble in my tummy.

Palettes of My Childhood

Yellow sun, blue sky, green grass

Brown earth, black shoes, pink socks

White house, red barn, golden wheat

Purple blooms, orange crush, saffron smiles

Colors of my prairie life.


Cold crunch

Yellow Bus

Breath of fog

Yelp of dog

Trembling, Stinging

Hot tears over ice.