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COMING TO REST
Tell me how in the world
did an old rowboat come to rest,
here, in a cluster of trees on a farm
in south-central Missouri,
surrounded by a small herd of
otherwise indifferent cows,
beneath an 18th century landscape
painting of a sky full of massive clouds
that look like they could crush and smother
the whole scene if they ever reached their
collective point of maximum avalanche density.
And not a river or pond in sight.
Jason Ryberg is the author of fourteen books of poetry, six screenplays, a few short stories, a box full of folders, notebooks and scraps of paper that could one day be (loosely) construed as a novel.