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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Through Kansas

There's a rocky trout stream, called the Arkansas,
It comes from mountain peaks, where Colorado snows have thawed.

Once on a road through Kansas, I stopped at an old cafe.
I asked for a cup of coffee, and a piece of pie to stay.

The choice was peach or apple, they also had rhubarb and bean.
I never heard of bean pie, but this was country I'd never seen.

I drove down the continent, to a slow brown river bed,
Shaded by cottonwoods, it bore cottonmouths instead.

It was the Arkansas River, near its living end,
I floated the slow brown waters, to see around the bend.

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