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  Arrogant Bones

A broke-down old farm house
sinks into the South Dakota prairie;
the ground here, not fussy,
will eventually eat everything
placed on its plate
that the wind doesn’t take first,
including families foolish enough to think
they could make a living
with a bunch of kids and the old John Deere ‘B’
rusting away out back;
but the soil’s going to eat that, too
along with the stones tilting over arrogant bones
that thought their houses of flesh
would never succumb to fatal prairie gravity.

  Larry Schug
  Copyright © 2007 Larry Schug
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