2020 American Place Oklahoma Poems

Borne of the Plains

So much morning
To this day
A long slow sunrise
On the plains
The hawks and owls
And songbirds sing

The soil moist
The leaves turning
Awakening in me
My Childhood’s Past
A sense of spirit
The smell of cut grass

There’s something about
These fruited plains
A wildlife spirit
I once thought mundane

But a feeling of home
With open arms
Each time I return
I become reborn

By Makar

Stephen Sutherlin is a designer, poet and musician. He writes poetry about life in the southwest and enjoys metrical lyricism.

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