Monday, September 25, 2023

Carl Sandburg's Soul

 Venture the journey
what the road does to 
a man's soul
binds his wounds and makes him whole

travel the craft
tools in hand
and coming home
cash in the bag

the land is flat and open
peeling back layers of stars
the wind hits the back
and the neck and holds 
you like a long friendship
midwest America hits different 
out here there is enough air 
to sweeten the soul
my friends
pork burning
corn turning
a two stroke motor's exhaust lingers in the background 
bourbon in oak
Carl Sandburg's soul
is in my nose

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