Robert W. King
On The National Grassland
I stop in eastern Colorado's thin ground,
the long trailing of dust settling
behind my car, to look where there is simply more,
grass under sky, sky over grass.
A pickup rolls over hill, the driver surprised
to find anyone else on earth today.
I wave to show I'm fine. He lifts his index finger
from the wheel, pointing the way toward God.
Robert King's first book, Old Man Laughing (Ghost Road Press), was a finalist for the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry and his second, Some of These Days, will appear in 2013 from Conundrum Press. He recently won the Grayson Books Chapbook Competition with Rodin & Co. He lives in Greeley, Colorado, where he directs the website www.ColoradoPoetsCenter.org.