This dirt farmer can't wash his hands or his mind,
Austin Heath
Austin Heath
May 18, 2014

No one even asks what I'm doing these days,
and it's obvious they don't care.
I want to wash my hands of these people;
I come from a family of fist fighters,
and forgiveness is like a cardinal sin.
Fuck, even I'm still bitter about the shit.
Even I still get upset at the thoughts.
My lover wraps her arms around me
and I radiate this bullshit into her.
Every time.
Sleeping next to me
is dirtier than sleeping
in any grave.
This dirt farmer can't wash his hands or his mind,
he isn't a fist fighter or a loud talker,
he won't let the easy things slide,
and even six feet into this hole,
this dirt farmer is still digging.

#family   #heritage   #farmer   #dirt  

Greyness masks the giving sun,
Cool air snakes between my thighs,
Dragonflies alight in heeded flight,
As monsoon floods the paddy's eyes.
I step barefoot on the spongy mud
Which tugs back upon my sole
My journey etched in reddish clay
Mapped out from source to goal.
Winds murmur of a change of plan
And unveil the playful sun.
I put new footprints in my footprints
And begin again where I've begun.

#farmer   #rice   #beryldov  

If ya' don’t know bees
are faster than your fast horse,
you're gonna get stung.

Farmers' Almanac
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_Almanac
.
#haiku   #fast   #horse   #bee   #farmer   #texas   #beryldov   #almanac   #wikipedia   #stung  

Don't cheat an Injun
out of his liquor money
or you'll get gutted.

Farmers' Almanac
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_Almanac
.
#haiku   #money   #liquor   #farmer   #texas   #beryldov   #almanac   #injun   #wikipedia   #gutted  

Do your pissin' down
stream and your drinkin' upstream
or you'll get indisposed.

Farmers' Almanac
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_Almanac
.

Life is simpler when
ya' plow around the stump
or else ya' get screwed.

Farmers' Almanac
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_Almanac
.

Fences need to be
horse-high, pig-tight, bull-strong
or you'll get trampled.

Farmers' Almanac
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farmers'_Almanac
.
 
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