Poem: Heart’s Shiver

Rolling farmland conceals cars in its dipping valleys.

Corn stalks sway and tremble in dance before they flutter

away like long-limbed birds over fields, peppering grassy

bluffs with their stories. Telling my own story, I stutter

and stumble back into my mind, heedless of my lesson.

Rough edges of the highway caress the greying river.

Sudden city lights against the stillness, my first impression

of its power in the darkness; the shadow, my heart’s shiver.

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