April is Poetry Month

Posted April 26, 2019 at 5:43 am by

In our con­tin­u­ing April is Poet­ry Month series, the San Juan Update is shar­ing poems from local poets every Fri­day this month. Today is the 4th and final Fri­day and we have “Red Dirt”, by Sher­ry Smith Bell:

Red Dirt

Fam­i­ly Farm — an etch­ing by Sher­ry Smith Bell

Col­or of Earths’ mantle

Wears a cape

Of earth­en flow

Dust storms cov­er the land,

Blow­ing, blowing,

Top soil wears thin

Crops do not flourish

Mal­nour­ished land

Whirl‑a –gigs of wind

Rain, wash­ing, run­ning through gullies

A child puts on boots to play.

Sher­ry Smith Bell

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