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A Place Just Right
The Greyhound reels over creaking axles.
Northern Kentucky puts on weight in summer,
a green mélange thickens,
yet inside our trundling tube,
gears burn through paunch and muscle.
We lurch over a crest down into a holler
An old Shaker Hymn booms across the radio:
'When we find ourselves in a place just right
Twill be in the valley of love and light.'
I have often longed to be 'in a place just right,'
to be at ease in these bucking bones,
even when breathing this smother
of body odor and diesel.
Then we dip down into a valley.
At a wooden store advertising cold beers
Is this the right place? I ask.
It’s as close as we get, says the driver.
Submitted by JohnDiamond on February 16, 2021
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|Scheme||XAXXBB AXCC CXAB XXXXA|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||6, 4, 4, 5|
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