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.