Wide Open Spaces

Wide Open Spaces
I love these wide open spaces
With their sparse grasses
And iron red soil

I love a sky
Cloud-filled and a little ornery

I love the way the air
Flows restlessly
Across the land

It whispers in my ear
“There is freedom here, my friend
And a solitude to be envied

There is space to move
To flow like wind
Across trackless land”

I know the wind is right
There is freedom in wide open spaces
For those comfortable in themselves

State Highway 24
Between Goblin Valley State Park and Hanksville
Utah, United States of America

Taken during travels, 2009