Photo Challenge: Elemental

I remembered to sink the corner post deep,
filled the hole with Quikcrete, and topped it off
with dirt. Then double braced it to a clean
ninety-degree angle. Most of us weren’t born
here; we built this home as an affirmation

of a life we dreamed of, greater than hooves or
feathers, than language or habit. But the elements
are not tame; the sun passes behind clouds and
winds blow icy rain in cutting diagonal lines. What
hasn’t been washed away is left in mud that has

pulled the smell of death from the dirt. For those
buried here and for those yet to find home, shore up
this foundation. Stand tall, lifting worn tools used by
others before us, our good work will hold beyond
this storm, surely as musty fog burns to radiant green.

Anna Blake at Infinity Farm
Horse Advocate, Author, Speaker, Equine Pro
(WordPress Photo Challenge is a weekly prompt to share a photo–I enjoy twisting these macro prompts to share our micro life here on the Colorado prairie. I take these photos with my phone, on my farm. No psych, definitely not high-tech.)


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