Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CHANGE, by GLENN C. TAYLOR

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CHANGE, by            
First Line: No more the lonesome prairie
Last Line: In days when this was the lonesome prairie.
Subject(s): Change; Prairies; Plains

No more the lonesome prairie.
No more the wild free range.
Forests of skeletons stand
Alongside old traditional trails.
Silent skeletons, grey in the moonlight,
That become weirdly white at blazing midday.
Steel skeletons -- bloodless giants!
Giants without fiber or soul
Who with long arms
Stir the deep bowels of the earth.
Giants who endlessly suck
The black magic blood from the soil.
Unburied somber skeletons
Standing sun-bleached above worn paths
Where ran the unforgettable coyote
In days when this was the lonesome prairie.

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