as intense eyes
scan darkening skies,
playful wind flaps shirt sleeves.
as strong shoulders
stack square hay bales,
rising dust covers tanned skin.
as nimble feet
climb grain bin ladder,
straw chaff infiltrates flaxen hair.
as skillful hands
manipulate diverse tools,
old grease wedges under fingernails.
as experienced ears
attune engines musical noise,
stale soybeans nest in jean pockets.
as determined teeth
test corn kernel moisture,
rich manure clings to chore boots.
as gentle arms
carry bawling calf or kitten,
pelting rain drips off seed cap bill.
This is a “list poem”,
inspired by and dedicated to my farmer.
Linked to d’Verse Poets