Marjorie DeBol DeFazio

Rookie (March 29,1933 / Detroit, Michigan)

The Back River Road

Though the gypsy of my being has taken me over many roads
I would rather drive the back river road than any other
The high, high hills of trees, old barns still crowded at milking time
Glimpses of river when I round a bend or head down a hill,
Two peacocks, always gorgeous, whether one is perched on a barn roof
Or walking imperiously, at his own pace, to cross the road

On the south side of the road, midway between here and there a goat resides
Like the peacocks, the goat navigates to

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