its nine foot ceiling,
its animal-filled barns,
with its small towns and big cities,
its walking trails and amusement parks,
its lakesides and its back roads,
its white pines and its trilliums.
with its rivers and its highways,
its coastlines and its mountains,
its forests and its oceans,
its horrors and its wonders,
its wars and its peace,
all its noise and all its silence,
all its waving and its drowning,
all its lies and all its truth.
with all that is known.
by T. M. Lehtinen (that’s me)