Douglas Polk is a poet living in the wilds of central Nebraska with his wife and two boys. He has had numerous poems , three books of poems, and two children’s books published. Poetry books are: In My Defense, The Defense Rests, On Appeal. The children’s books are: The Legend of Garle Pond, and Marie’s Home.
Tumbleweeds would blow through my hometown,
from Russian plains,
imported with farmers’ seeds of wheat,
the wind giving them life,
bouncing and whirling across the open spaces like men possessed,
traveling saints of old Russia,
gnarly and demonic,
we children would race the wind,
in hopes of catching the biggest one,
capturing its magic,
even if the magic black and forbidden,
now old and dying I continue to race the wind,
confused and unsure of what I am searching,
or am to take from this life not yet completed.
But where oh where did the tumbleweeds go?