Near Neosho

Near Neosho
©2012 Kirby Sanders

I awoke today near Neosho.
The sun shone brightly and the wind whispered
through the high grass.
The makings of a perfect morning!

I listened intently for the call of birds
or the scurry of rodents through underbrush –
but there was none.

There was nothing but a relentless
soft breeze wafting over the prairie
and the call of a creek nearby.

I made my way to the rippling water
and drank my fill.

Took a moment to splash the  coolness over my body.

And then I sat upon the bank –
listening to nothing.

Glorious nothing.

Then I set my feet one before the other
onward in search of …


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