country roads

country roads
signs of change
in the landscape
and sky

yard overgrown
with plants
for bees
and butterflies

so much can wait
one step at a time
so much gets done

September 2019

500 Posts Blog Review

old books

old books from thrift stores
with their art and history
someone’s name or a library
from a place far away
with an old card

a note written in the book
to encourage someone
or a gift for a special day
books that are new for me
and to read today

POEMS FROM OOSTBURG, WISCONSIN

Ellen Grace Olinger – 2016