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August Two Lane Rural Road

by James Zealy

Down a two lane rural road
August Golden West Sunset
Journey to no place suggested
Subliminal images load

I see but am not aware
Of Soybean fields green and lush
Arid corn stalks rush
Pass me as I drive to no where

Owl's adorn power lines
A tree shaped lady's face
Decaying farms building lace
My path necessity assigned

Pungent odors wrinkle my nose
Of stored Dairy cow manure
Milking cows black and white allure
To land that is in growth mode

Cruising over a bridge above
Shining rails and timber tarred
That echo emptiness from afar
Where engineers alarms store
Loud slices of silence
In box cars banging cadence

Furniture plant that once housed
Proud practitioners of fading art
Casualty of price point fatal charts
Where greed finances its final pause

Glistening diamonds span green fields
where Yadkin creeks shimmer gold
Teasing as looking eyes unfold
To subconscious voracious appeal

Down the road to mundane events
There is much to see unnoticed
Daily a path of unconscious focus
To a place that creativity spent

08/18/2015

Posted on 08/18/2015
Copyright © 2020 James Zealy

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 08/23/15 at 01:07 AM

A full experience for the senses. Crisp lines with an expressive vocabulary. My favorite stanza - "Cruising over a bridge above Shining rails and timber tarred That echo emptiness from afar Where engineers alarms store Loud slices of silence In box cars banging cadence" A fine piece. Thank you.

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