Monday, December 3, 2007

Richard Straw: SUNDAY DRIVE

Our parents take my sister and me to a relative's farm near Sunbury. The barnyard's full of running headless chickens and a crazed dog. The farmer uses a tree stump as a chopping block. Much later, his son dies James Dean style on graduation night.

empty space
where flower pots were
a wasp returns

by Richard Straw
Cary, North Carolina

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