C. Wade Bentley

An Exaltation of Lark

Well okay
one meadowlark
on a power line
his flash of yellow
level with the horizon as I crest
a slight hill
in the West Desert
windows down
so that as I pass
I catch just
half a bar
of his pretty-little-
song meaning
it must be

Wade thinks maybe the highest praise hes ever received was when his grandson said that coming to Grampys house was as good as Play-Doh ice cream.