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Mud Season

September 24th, 2013  |  Published in Blog

APRIL 9, 2013

From Wire Song
by Mark Todd

Tires chew into the soft,
April earth, drop easily
into ruts that sluice
the passages of spring
through country roads.

The fields still linger
with five months’ snowwash,
stock trails crisscrossing
the meadow-white. No longer
content with aging bales,

the horses search, paw
at the crust thaw, hungering
for the shootgreen grass
that surely lies beneath.
Across the pasture

I ease the truck
toward their gate,
a weary struggle
against mud channels
that later will lead to home.

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