midwestern dreams


open. sky, grassland, a pond, the dusty trail beneath your feet. nobody’s land; at least, it feels like nobody’s land. maybe the birds. they fly around, their flittering like visiting neighbors. but maybe not. all you see is opened before you like a living picture-book, 360 degrees.

but this is the outback…out back of. it is not out back of your back yard, nor out back of the next town over. no, it is out back of nowhere. a nowhere that time has let fallen into weedy growth, and even this path that you stare at beneath you, bares tracks unlike your own, as it dissolves into sandy soil in the wind…and loses width to the inching ground cover.


and then, as suddenly as it began, you stand at the end of divided tracks, atop of rise, where tree, bush, and grassland have mingled to eat away the remnants of a once busy road. it is summertime, and you are faced with a plethora of greens, a wall in the picture-book fabric.

there is nothing to do but turn around. to follow your old prints back to the car, to submit to the season.

you shall return. if you can. when the snow flies and the trail opens to a sky and field more brown and beige than green, when even a wall of wildflowers cannot stop you from entering an undiscovered remnant of what once was a way…

About thelostkerryman

Thelostkerryman is an author, and entrepreneur, living in the forests of a consistently confused country. Here in this hill country, hurling doesn't usually involve a hurley; store-made soda bread has the consistency of a sea sponge; and Kerrygold butter has finally found a permanent place on the grocery shelves everywhere. His blogs are an account of his adventures, thoughts, eclectic -and eccentric- ramblings, random or insightful poetry, humor and non-humor, pictures (photos), video, essays, fiction, poetic fiction, nonfiction, drama, and writing he has not classified in the description above. All of his posts from thelostkerryman.wordpress.com, talesinastrangerstrangerland@wordpress.com, everydayasadisciple@wordpress.com, and mrandmrsboring.wordpress.com are copywrited according to international copywrite law.
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2 Responses to midwestern dreams

  1. reocochran says:

    Simply inviting, beautifully tranquil and the way I like to see the countryside! Smiles, Robin

  2. reocochran says:

    I like the idea of returning in each season!

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