Poetry of Love, Resistance, & Solidarity

Straight up, light years from Wichita, the sun meets
Beta in Cassiopeia. Cross currents clear the air here,
bring Spring Star into view on the horizon. In Michigan,
a man once asked me about the Kansas wheat
and the cattle. I, a child of asphalt and brick,
saw more cows in Kalamazoo than ever appeared
in my Kansas home town. As for wheat, fallow fields
provide fertile ground for teenage make-out sessions.

Once I walked on lake shores. Now I walk on the verge
of the river that nourished the People of the South Wind.

— Diane Wahto


Comments on: "54. To the Stars Through Difficulty: Diane Wahto" (1)

  1. Linda Gebert said:

    Diane – More cows have followed our entries – you may have to protest again!

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