Muddy Boots – Adam Archer

Meeting the earth in mutual trust

Nature, history and human connection are recurring themes in the poetry of Adam Archer. Adam is a passionate writer and poet who is based in Dorset. We are very thankful for his excellent contribution which invites us to embrace and appreciate the natural world.

Muddy Boots

I find myself on ground that gives, 
Wild grass up to my waist, 
From this point the green cascades, 
Yet somehow feels misplaced.

I follow suit and meet new ground,
My steps meet unaged gray, 
With each firm foot I’m more detached,
Into the darkling day.

With all footfalls, I miss the earth,
My eyes now meet the ground, 
I scan the plain, for signs of life, 
No evidence is found. 

To take a step into the gray
Removes me from the green,
I shall not meet, that darkling day,
But somewhere in-between.

On ground that gives, I know my place,
Meeting the earth in mutual trust, 
As animal upon the face,
My place on land goes undiscussed.

Adam Archer, 23, Dorset

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