even the time you were gone went quick
even the hurt in your place in me
did not make the days any longer
maybe to you on the trail they were
when it led you from time to mountain
maybe I’m out of your memory
Rodney Nelson’s work continues to appear in a variety of electronic journals and a few print. See his entry in the online Poets & Writers directory. A book titled Fargo is due this year, also Mere Telling, a chapbook. Nelson lives in the Great Plains.