County Roads

Traveling down back roads,
Gravel crunching under tires.
Windows rolled down–
Breeze blowing through my hair.

Cows look up from their cud,
Cardinals flit across the lane.
Wildflowers in the fields
Tangle in the barbed wire.

The sky fades from blue,
Purple, red, orange, pink.
Colors of a country sunset
Calm my disquieted mind.