Feathers - Katie Polacek

Feathers - Katie Polacek (Bruno, Nebraska)

Hope may be

to one fine person

"the thing with feathers".

But I argue that

out here in the midst of farm country,

hope is a small farmer's market.

It's a sign at the end of a long driveway reading

Eggs, apples, pears, tomatoes, squash

for sale.

Hope is planting, growing and offering the bounty

To those who say,

Yes, I need that.

Yes, I buy local.

Yes, I will come back for more.

Hope is the thing

with or without