Monday, September 6, 2010

Poem: Water Tower

It signals simplicity,
And lets you know that pretentiousness is not welcome here,
That we want toys strewn across our lawns,
Simple living,
The water tower also lets you know,
To leave your ego in southern Michigan,
We value the land,
Star filled skies,
Rivers,
Streams,
Lakes,

It signals love,
Love of the land,
Love from the land,
Although it towers over the land,
It is not towering over you,
Like a corporate office building,

It signals home,
Home is where the heart is,
The heart is simple,
Life's complexities removed,
Tall grass,
Stillness,
I am still.

Picture: Manistee River near Brethren, MI.

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