Straw Man’s False Stay

Straw Man’s False Stay

Picture based on photo by Dandegirl

Straw man in the cornfield,
the crows are warning to look up
up at the stars, to leave the farm

in corny days in laughing droughts
where doubting dogs don’t hunt those
pheasants or presents anymore, nor

where pleasures aren’t lifted
in a dusty bowl sans
a strawberry in cream,

omens to leave if

with her smile she left indeed
with strawflowers in her hands

— Doug