Friday, July 22, 2011

Prairie Molecules

I danced in the Atlantic today

Barefoot, the sand beneath my feet

The cold water rushing in waves,

Lapping the skin of my calves.

The thought occurs to me

That the waters that swirl about my feet

Were once the dew that evaporated

From the ocean of prairie far away.

And the molecules traveled eastward through the air

Fell as rain over this ocean

Mingling with the salt waters,

But still, retaining their original form

That was born in the morning dews

Of my prairie home.