The Night Tractor

We’ve never lived so close to farmers who plow through the

night, like just behind our house tonight

Sleep calls but curiosity gets us up to watch the

plowing, listen to the rise and fall of engine volume as the

tractor creaks, pings against rocks, kicks up dust

back and forth, slowing down, speeding up, using the

full moon’s bright light and the tractor’s own headlights and

it is after eleven o’clock

(from a May 19, 2016 experience)