amish men raised barns – November 9

11.9.2014

amish men raised barns

and the community

came together

 

work, solidarity, skill,

care, pride, sharing

across time.

 

now a mailbox carves

our territory. first a choice

then a stake.

 

family gathering as if

any excuse to do

will do.

 

and a meal for all,

children skittering at

the edges

 

with satisfied grunts

at the labor’s real

product.

 

something lies not so

buried in work, care

and skillings

shared.

—————–

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