Open Range Folks

Timber Wolf

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This is day four of 28 Days of Unreason:

“There is a human wildness held beneath the skin that finds
all barriers brutishly unbearable.” – Jim Harrison


Indeed, a kernel exists
that reasoning resists.

A girl I know eschews
to traipse about in shoes
Her feet she contends
don’t breath at the ends
“Open range they long to see;
grass fed, preferably!”

A boy I know follows rules askance
and if he follows them it’s by chance
a feral cry from him when I interrogate
“Just my way!” says he, the ingrate

I knew a man at ninety who a ladder climbed
his house to paint…

And nobody said crap to him


A little over a year ago, I joined Jillys2016 in a challenge called “28 Days of Unreason.”  She culled quotes from the poems of Jim Harrison in a book called Songs of Unreason.  We used the quotes as prompts; diving boards suspended over the abyss of poetry.  Jill is revisiting unreason, and I am skipping gleefully along.  Come and join the fun!


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