Sunset, June 22

A long walk, enough

to stir the air in the schoolyard

and bring the cats home for milk.


The girl, new whirled on the merry-go-round,

chatters ahead on the sidewalk,

waves her hands up at the cottonwoods.


Up at the corner,

the wind in the trees

sounds like a river.

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Patrick Dobson

Patrick Dobson was founded in 1962. He is a writer, scholar, ironworker, and poet who lives in Kansas City, MO. He is author of two books with the University of Nebraska Press, Seldom Seen: A Journey into the Great Plains (2009) and Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer (May 2015). Dobson is a work in progress until termination.

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