I looked over all the cookies
To see what shape I should bring
I picked a frosted bunny
It would be fun to watch him eat
His mother quickly took off his shirt
I had forgotten how messy this could be
The first grab was all the frosting
And it was soon all over for that cookie
Redbuds as far as I can see
A charm before all the leaves come out
Hidden under the forest canopy.
Hidden under the forest canopy.
He woke up the next day and went with a realtor he had called to look over a nice townhouse. He really liked being in the mountains, a separate peace was here as he had found on the prairie. He liked the layout, but being close to neighbors wasn’t his cup of tea. The salesman said he had another home that was coming up and they could drive by it on the way back to the hotel. He headed along a dusty road and this started making an impression. He liked being out away from everyone else. The house was huge and not what he really needed but had a charm having a slope coming down a mountain and forming a great yard. There wasn’t anywhere to raise cattle, but the barn and pasture looked good for a dozen horses that he had. He asked what hay went for and the salesman just looked at him and said he would find out. They looked over the property with the owner, a widow, for over an hour. She said she always wanted to get some horses, but they were too much to take care of. He agreed with that and started talking about his place on the prairie. She listened very closely to each detail and soon they were sitting in her kitchen sipping coffee talking about everything they liked in the world. The salesman went back to town hoping to see the house go fast. He laughed at calling the next day and making a date with his new friend. He spent the rest of his vacation with her, finding a dozen new things to look at he had never dreamed about. It gave him a taste of what he had been looking for and he liked it. She too enjoyed her cowboy, but when it came to part both were ready for their lives separate from each other.
Getting home he wanted to tell someone what had happened, but kept it to himself. The lady called him after a few weeks and said she was ready to part with her land and move in with a son. He talked a bit with her, but that mountain girl charm was lost in another family story. He asked what she wanted and then told her what he had wanted also. She was a bit shocked, thinking of themselves as just good new friends. When he really didn’t know what else to say he said yes to her amount. She asked to come out and see what he had, and perhaps spend some more time enjoying each other’s company. He told her his home wasn’t as nice but he could make up a room for her to stay, and she said she was sure there was a nice motel close. He smiled thinking at what was in the next town, and how ran down it was. They set a date to go over the legal things needed, and she never said when they would get together for anything else. When he went out to sign papers, she had already moved to her sons and they never saw each other again. His new home would sit empty for a few years, except for visits by his children to decorate and make it look homey.
It was tough sometimes to see what made his life so full for many around him. He lived a very simple life and never seemed to bother anyone. He was famous when he entered the coffee shop, since everyone looked forward hearing a new tale. The home in the mountains was fun to visit, but he soon gave it to his daughter to take care of. It was hard for him to leave this land he loved so well. A ride out to visit his herd always left him in a passive train of thought that he so enjoyed. Too many times we often miss what can really make us happy. It is so easy to find happiness in all that we do in our lives, and many fail to recognize this prized train of thought. It was a peaceful life being a cowboy, and the lonely part of it trailed away easily. He watched the sun slowly top the crest of a hill, and it quickly departed for the day.