Saturday, November 30, 2013


With its cornstalks clipped  into a crewcut, this field 
lies fallow in the late afternoon sun.
Even as the furrows run off into the distance,
describing for us an expanse of wonderful open space,
I remind myself that the concrete roads are not that
far away. With homes nearby as well,
all waiting to spread their cancer, robbing us
of this beautiful arable land, lying purple
and gold not far outside Marion County 
and Indianapolis.

1 comment:

William Kendall said...

Terrific composition in these shots.

Unfortunately the same tendency prevails here. We might have plenty of space... but not that much of it is arable, and developers seem to be able to have their way with everything, consequences be damned.