Historical Marker

I stop for a flat tire
at this wayside
scattered with purslane.
Something important
happened on this spot
a long time ago.
Now it’s forgotten
except for the brown sign
with white letters
telling its tale
to the fencerow and the cedars.


Laura Winkelspecht is a poet and writer from Wisconsin. She has been published in Flyover Country Review and American Tanka, and she is a contributor to the Wisconsin Poet’s Calendar.

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