Prairie Courtship Ritual

Prairie Courtship Ritual

I cherished the drama of adolescence—
the lanky charm and urgency of teenage boys
and the yearly infusion of high school-aged combiners
with their exotic southern drawls,
up from Kansas for the summer wheat harvest,
bold itinerant competition for our shy local cowboys.

Summer nights, cruising main,
honks and rolled-down windows
and perhaps, at the Saturday night dance,
trying to adjust my steps to a new partner—
flushed with excitement,
even in my memory.


Prompt words today are drama, itinerant, cherish, lank and urgency.

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.

8 thoughts on “Prairie Courtship Ritual

    1. lifelessons Post author

      The outfit was from ougKansas but some of the boys were from farther south. My mother, raised in Junction City, Kansas, had a southern drawl she fought to lose because they teased her about it in South Dakota.



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