Farm-girl~#3tc #poetry #themagicshop


The dawn has begun again

She knows her role

A daughter of the farm

Full-time hours before her needs



Many mouths scream for breakfast before her own

The buffet for livestock

This life of haystacks and grit labeled her

Fourteen working full-time



Sweat before the school bus

The unattainable sits around her here

polished nails, current clothes

Differences exclude the exhausted


She dreams of the dance

A lighted stage free of mud

Boots become ballet shoes

She’ll leave that barnyard for the ballet one day


This piece was inspired by the three thing challenge prompt: hay stack, scream, ballet shoes