Lament or Jubilee?
Last updated 1/24/2022 at 11:46am
by Ron Ginther
Ten men’s trailers set in row,
All that’s left as hamlets often go.
Never really grown a town amid
Scrub grassland, pines, rocky ground.
“West Plains” it’s called, Tyler’s a has-been.
Its last store/ truck stop? Closed, and
Owners moved in.
Tyler, Tyler, didn’t anyone ever love you?
Whoever did, proved a charmer untrue.
A grange is faithful yet, and there’s a
Crossing for the railroad-
But the town itself is a tale grown cold.
Some things go up, some things go down,
But some things, alas, never turn back around.
Yet life’s still a funny, tricky thing-