The Trials Of Harvest

It’s clunking
and clanking,
spluttering and
BANG!

Sheered bolt,
splintered support,
bits flying
crash, crunch, thump-

Shit.
Fucking hell
and shit.

Two days in the field,
a half finished field
where grain heads still bob,
trailers still empty.

Two days of welding,
twisting, fixing,
only for a final diagnostic.

Terminal.

No amount of gutting,
of open heart surgery
is going to fix this.

Options,
options,
give me god dam options!

Contractors?
Rentals?
Fuck it all and splash the cash?
How much for a new one,
and by new I mean second hand,
or well maintained third
even fourth if it’s lasted well.

Call in the family.
Twenty acres down before heart failure
but plenty more still to go.
Call in the family
and pray.

Pray for no rain.
Pray for no break downs.
Pray to finish before September.
Don’t care if you have faith
just get on and pray.

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