Last Year’s Texas

(c) All rights reserved        by miss_betty2012

(c) All rights reserved by miss_betty2012

Rarified
Anomalous
Strange,
Sheltered,
Wide Open
Where you wanna go?
wanna be?

Alone in the vast
West Texas
Wild
Empty
Bad as Outlaws

Piney Woods
Arcadian
East Texas
Soft
Easy
Sticky
Sweet

South Texas
Two
both —-

slow watery weary
Older than the state
Older than the big tree
Banged by wind, water, and prejudice
Laced by interstate’s
twining traffic to
Corpus or Houston

Panhandle
Part of the state
Part of the WEST
Partly somewhere and mostly nowhere
Ranchers Farmers always waiting

Hill Country
some would say
the only Texas
heartofitall
where lives fell
Remember (the)
Alamo

So

Maybe
some April you might slide out of La Grange
head down to Schulenberg
turn – look right
as the Hill Country shimmers blue-green

and a panoramic breadth
of Bluebonnet beauty
waltzes your heart away

(c) Gay Reiser Cannon – 9.8.13
All Rights Reserved

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