I fold back our bed sheets this morning
to match the rolls of cloud billows
sliding like pillows into the naked hot sky.
My feet slip to the tuck at the mattress
to test the cool slickness that may be rain
on a horizon of gray hope
this drought might end.
This poem also appears in Knoll’s collection Broadfork Farm available from The Poetry Box. The collection features poetry about pigs, dogs, starry nights, predators and farmers on this small organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington. Knoll is a regular farmsitter on the property.
About the Poet: Tricia Knoll is an Oregon poet. She is a frequent farmsitter at a small organic farm in Trout Lake, Washington. Broadfork Farm, her collected poems from the farm, came out in July 2017. Her work appears in many journals and anthologies as well as two other collections. Website: triciaknoll.com
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