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What You Want by Linda Lobmeyer

What you want isn’t what you’re given,Chelsea'swedding

like the wild thunderstorm last night.

Maybe you vaguely prayed,

hoped that you wouldn’t

lose that tree to drought, but

you never wanted a clash

of thunder at 2:06 in the morning.

It woke you up and started

you thinking about tomorrow.

You weren’t given the gentle rain

that you hoped for.

If you hadn’t been awake

during the dark sleeping time

you would never have imagined

the path to that little sleeping dream

that you had forgotten.

The path had been so overgrown

with the brush of ridiculous desires.

~ Linda Lobmeyer

Linda Lobmeyer is a farm girl from Southwest Kansas. She received a BA in English Literature from Kansas State University and a JD from Washburn Law School. She works as a lawyer in Garden City. Linda enjoys writing and exploring Kansas on the weekends.

70. To the Stars Through Difficulty: Linda Lobmeyer

We were those children, sun-kissed and half-naked,
under the cloudless sky.  The birds beckoned us
west so that we could see like they see–
more and farther.
We were abandoned to the singing wind.
The sand stung our skin like bees, but
we decided not to care because the sky
was ours completely, empty and full– a dome,

                                  starred or blue.

Let the gray rain fall while we sleep.

– Linda Lobmeyer

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