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Could Have Been A Whippoorwill

At first I thought

it was a tree. It was

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so far away. But when I

was closer I could see it plain,

then. It was a man

carrying a stack of hay

on his head. He had reached

the far end of the spare green

horizon. The sky behind was filled

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with blue. And one tiny dot.

It could have been a whippoorwill.