Wayne Co. KY
1,200 acres of hills and trees,
caves and streams, criss-crossed
with ancient trails.
A big iron stove to heat the house, a small one for cooking.
Backyard garden gave up
it’s sweet Silver Queen
to our eager mouths.
We drank water from
the spring, played in the creek
where wild mint grew,
picked raspberries and blackberries till
our hands were stained.
Hillsides covered in daffodils, sweet william, bachelor buttons –
We were rich and we did not know it.