honk gray geese vee tattoo
across low-flying sky’s ceiling.
ice-edged blue pond fingers
reedy border of dry wild rice.
undulating green winter wheat field
interrupted by bare windbreak.
peely red shed leans lopsided into
prevailing prairie headwinds.
buff-brown buck grazes placidly
among herd of hardy range cattle.
flap black crow caws contrary to
silently melting snow pile.
tufted straw-gold crop debris
disk-mixed into fallow, fertile soil.
sunny silver beams gleam earthward
between radiant cracks in clouds.
inspired white church steeple points
gratefully back toward heaven.