Verse & View The Good Was Always Simple

The Good Was Always Simple

Verse & View

Photograph by Karen Merritt

the good was always simple
to wake and work among the trees
to heal a house and grow our own
and in the evenings rest and talk
between the porch and evening blue
free from alone and its bouts of loneliness away from the world buried deep
in fear and hollow idols that clash
and break so equally mediocre
in corrected silence…

By Charles Eastland

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