A Blue Light Special


Traveling to the Regionals in pre-dawn darkness

I started noticing multitudes of flashing blue lights

in arrhythmic bursts, sparkles. flickers

everywhere in front of us

and thought…“terrible accident” or maybe “aliens”

I asked others on the school bus, but no one knew

We all watched the blue mesmerizing flashes

Eventually, one by one they whipped past and behind us

but they were not emergency vehicles

It dawned on me, they had to be the

circular irrigators, absolutely all of them in the area,

energetically expressing themselves

with color and with invisible liquid

Later in the day we had sixty-mile an hour winds

ah… the farmers had pre-watered the fields so

the precious dirt wouldn’t move to Nebraska

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