• Ozark Lover

    Behind me sits Skyline Ridge.
    Nothing like a steep run of hill
    for a back fence.  It's just west
    of my first yawn, and coming
    into green now.  It's that early
    yellowy green, tropical fish fin
    bright. And in speck by speck
    unison, the oaks redefine their
    expanse. The conifers subdue
    themselves for now. All winter
    they have pocked the thickets
    with assurances of life. Firmly
    they withstood the westerlies,
    and now, finally, shade. From
    my porch, I see the changing
    of the guard, and am assured
    this cliff will keep harsh winds
    above my head.  Neither do I
    worry summer afternoons will
    eat away my strength, the yard
    is shaded by six.  Solstice safe.
    A good view was our goal with
    this initial home search.  But,
    kids need good schools, and
    there are the costly distances
    of long commutes, time lost
    getting to and from wherever.
    These often dictate a location.
    Twenty years have gone since
    we chucked the scenic view for
    a wall. This ridge has done its
    best to make a hill lover of me.
    And...
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