"Rock House" ...

missouri, civil war, structure
limestone and mortar, built
three rooms, one , above two
south entry below, east above
stone stairs, red cedar, shaded
wafts carpeted mint's aroma
     leaning, forces a look east
same farm, cross road, bunker
missle silo, waiting, commands
targets doom, mutually assured
without that , i wondered me
rock house, silo gone, i still do

 
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by t.white
© 08-12-1996