Green Valley

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I stood in a meadow
And all I could see
Was the green valley
Surrounding me.

Then the setting sun
Burned a ghastly red:
Blood of young men
Too soon dead.

A tawny lizard
Crawled near my feet:
I visioned women
Alone, deplete

And now and then
A fledgling cried,
Like destitute folk
On the wayside.

When I beheld
The tallest tree,
My soul expanded
Inside of me.

I wished, as I viewed
The greenest pit,
To bury ugliness
In it.

The hills were rich
With buds impearled.
The valley seemed
To engulf the world.

I stood in the meadow,
And all I could see
Was the green valley
Surrounding me.

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from Any Place But Here, released December 25, 2016

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