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Red Bridge


Photo by markpeate

Growing up
on the edge a Midwestern town,
I used to stare
out my front window
across a lowland
about a half mile
before a wooded rise
that caught my vision.
It was etched by rails
that ran along a stream
all the way
to the stockyard.
I felt that there
was a secret
out there
but I was unable
to determine what it was.
I would search
that area on foot
season after season
to no avail.
I stand
in a hazy distance
looking back
across a lowlands
at a young boy
who was searching
for something
he already