A Farmer in a Drought-Stricken Field

At sunset he feels his shadow
stretching to the far horizon
like it’s an umbilical cord
that’s never been cut
going all the way back
to the wife of Cain.

William Cullen, Jr. is a veteran and works at a social services non-profit in Brooklyn, NY. His poems have recently appeared in Allegro Poetry, Canary, One Sentence Poems, Pouch and Right Hand Pointing.