The Farm, The Ranch and the Need for God

Who pray to when the rains don’t come
who forget to thank when they do

Who curse when the John Deere breaks
and the cow jumps over the moon
(by the moon of course I mean
the fence to the alfalfa field)

Who in the long nights pondering
under stars too cold to be suns
a word big enough for big
Needlepoint picture of “The Old Home Place” by the author’s dad, Walter Meili
which he created as part of rehabilitation following his stroke

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