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National Poetry Writing Month Begins


Mesquite Bend

Just a blink in the road, this one-mile stretch
of highway in the midst of farmland eked
from sand and spotty rain.

Mostly, people stop here only
at the tin-roofed station where gas pumps
and jam made by practiced hands
sells for pennies more than the cost
to make it.

Come Sundays, the population doubles,
as three churches fill with souls seeking
solace from the sun and wind
that goes on forever.

Only the people who know
how many cracks line the sidewalk
outside Big Martha’s Antique Emporium
know there is more to this row
of stores and houses and vacant lots
then what passes by the windows
of the cars that zoom through daily
on this lonely stretch of highway.

 

Ramona Levacy
April 1, 2015

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Author:

I am a 40-something Texan with a feisty cat and a supportive husband of 20 years. With a Master's degree in English with an emphasis on creative writing, I have taught creative writing at Texas Tech, won awards for my writing and been blessed to be mentored by Horn Professor and poet Dr. Walt McDonald. I earn a living by helping my husband's family run a health food store, but my avocation is writing. I hope you enjoy reading about some of my triumphs and tragedies as I continue to work on figuring out what life is all about and on growing my ability to share my writing. May your own journey be a blessed one.

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