“Kansas Town” by Gary R. Hess – A Poem from ‘Life in Kansas’

“Kansas Town”
By Gary R. Hess

A hawk soars across the sky,
gliding like the moon’s night fare.
She turns her hook-like nose
and sees a simple town below.

Scanning as a huntress does
she surveys the terrain.
She spots a child playing scotch,
just like children of old.

Across the block she sees
a man helping out his fellow Christian
by mowing lawns and praying hard until
he passes away.

Scanning as a huntress does
she surveys the terrain.
Trees and parks across the town
with trash nowhere to be found.

Near the town square she sees
a traffic light alone.

No need for a stoplight here
it’s only for gratification.

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This poem is from “Life in Kansas” (Bright Dreams Journal, Volume 1)
Copyright 2016.

Gary R. Hess

Gary was born and raised on a small farm in rural Kansas. Today, he is teaching various nationalities English in Southeast Asia.

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