CAPTURED

He leaned with curiosity.  Both hands on the neck of the shovel; his left leg slightly bent.  A wide brim hat created a recessed cavern for the eyes to hide.  The top two buttons of the blue shirt lay unhinged; sweat streaked under the well-worn cloth.  Dusty untied shoes expressed the unwholesomeness from the loss … More CAPTURED

FIELD HANDS

Bronzed hands and neck. Field workers at 5am.  The sun cuts sharp.  Tractors crawl, knives slice.  Work hard breathing. Sweat equals blood.  No one speaks. A cloudless sky.  Baskets stacked and leaning.  Water passed around. No breeze.  Distant highway traffic. Boots crossing rows.  Busy hands. Two shirts. Golden rich soil. Geometric plant rows.  Water machines … More FIELD HANDS