Magazine | October 1, 2018, Issue

Poetry

(Toby Melville/Reuters)

CLOUD BANK OVER BROKEN ARROW

Rolling from silver-blue, round powdered edges
Outside to in, overshadowing hedges

Etched on the daisy-buff fluff of the prairie,
See it appear, unashamedly airy!

Blocking the sun with one corner, impeding
Glare like a Sky Spirit’s bended arm, speeding

In no way, but glimpsed from the interstate, level
Muscular shoulder defying the Devil.

Cumulus Watcher, from Mingo Road, study
Sober, long-suffering, crimson and ruddy,

Stoic, unmovable, brave, bronze, aloof
How this dough rises on each vaulted roof.

Grandfather Sun, through the eyes of the East,
Watches, himself, while it grows without yeast.

Scan the horizon beneath ita tunnel
Paler in hue, horizontal white funnel

Traveling under with sheep of its own,
Not to leave, billowed above it, alone

Something so dignified, formal and grand
Journeying forth to the Radiant Land.

Lowering windows to smell the aroma
Buffeting through my revered Oklahoma,

Cherokee County is spreading its fingers
Upward in praise. The Creator’s light lingers!

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