I grew up on a Southern Illinois farm which has been in the family since about 1850. Much of who I am as a person and as a writer comes from this deep sense of place, yet change finds us no matter where we are.
The farm transforms
as soil turned over.
Only broad outlines remain the same:
border between wheat and wood,
rises and washes,
the far tree line when facing southwest
which breaks, revealing the high fields
beyond Horse Creek.