Mountain Town

Surrounded by mountains
sits Big Lick so named
for a large natural
salt outcropping
A big draw for wildlife
The name didn’t stick
but the town did growing
into a city

And that’s about it

More room for
more of the same
Folks got old and died
and their kids lived
and passed that way, too

Some odd force holds
people in place
Never enough ambition
No plan
to evade its
staid gravity
The mountains can
hold a soul tight
Past what makes sense
or wrong or right
Now it’s a big cell
that refuses to divide
cupped close by those
sexy, wily mountains

A nice place to visit
Briefly
It’s pretty
But I stopped living there
and had to escape

Author: OdinsBard

Writer, author, Navy vet, musician, intermittent mystic, old soul and practicing poet

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