replacing the barbed wire
Violent devices are the bodies we inhabit.
Life passes through us.
It has no time for prolonged visits.
There are symptoms which are present,
in this dust.
Work, blood, pain and sweat
are the evidence
in the eternal argument
that claims we are alive.
A simple man directed the build.
We followed a section of eternity,
a line of slight angles,
to mend a fence that defined a cathedral of land.
*This is not a new writing. This is a new edit, but I wrote this while working a cattle ranch in Montana in 07 or 06 during a terrible heatwave.