Untraveled Tracts

by Thomas Cannon

untraveled tracts.
among the shadows
I tread spongy turf
walk with care

take me into the windbreak
beside the shed
past the steel wheeled cultivator
plowed to a stop
in the pine needles
lead me down the path
of broken branches

the shed’s rain-made trough
leads to the equipment graveyard
I climb the sunken feed grinder
survey the fields

Thomas Cannon’s story about his son is the lead story in the anthology Cup of Comfort for Parents of Children with Autism. He also has his humorous novel The Tao of Apathy available on Amazon. His poems and short stories have been published in many print and electronic journals. Each year he is part of the planning committee for the Lakefly Writers Conference and is a member of the Wisconsin Writer’s Association.