Poetry

Winter

At the Wood Duck

Wildlife Area

In Stanton County

Is blustering in

From north winds,

The scattered

Strands of marsh grass

Pushing through the ice

Like whiskers on

An old man’s face,

The western sky

A red-orange flame

Laying down to rest,

And little towns

Of muskrat mounds

Dot the iced landscape-

Like little houses

On the prairie.