Friday, November 22, 2019

Beet Harvest

Beet Harvest

On a windless day
gray sooty smoke
rises high above
red brick stack

Black coal greedily devoured
by insatiable furnace
boils water
sliced beets marinate

Strips away
sweet molasses and sugar
into bottles and bags
beet pulp and ash remain

#highplainspoet, #westernnebraskathoughtandlife, sugar, beets, western nebraska

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