Steve Meador is the author of Throwing Percy from the Cherry Tree, a poetry book that was an entrant for a National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize in poetry. He is widely published in online and print journals. He has been a real estate broker since the early 1980s and currently lives and practices in the Tampa, FL, area.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cairo, Ohio

Impression While Passing Through

Cairo, Ohio, is corn and beans,
a stone's throw from Columbus Grove
and just up the road from Delphos.
It is ivy, trains and weather-worn bricks.
When fields are pocks of stubble and ice,
a man has time to dream
of a fertile delta--a place to warm his face
and busy his idle hands. A woman
imagines ironweed swelling with color
so dense that petals fall
onto her palm as bits of amethyst.


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