Mahon Drive Lemmon Valley Nevada (2019)

A Place
To move the family…

Mahon Drive Lemmon Valley Nevada (2019)

1.) Moving

When I returned to Plumb street home I found

our old front yard racked clear of all debris

a new layer of paint for all to see

so many cars they seemed to flow downtown.

I parked and stood to stare upon the scene

just like a silent bird of prey on perch

to stare upon old nest as if to search

within these memories, what do they mean?

We would walk blocks to Seven Eleven

or laundry down by the powdered doughnuts

with smiles of sugary charm start our chores.

So was everyday without aggression,

to wait in line with kids at supercuts

or to buy soap to mop our filthy floors.

To buy a home

2.) The New Home

To buy a tract home, more then I can chew,

to simply house a washer and dryer.

A reason to work harder and harder

with gratitude, to know I am “the few.”

Even my children miss the character

of our high desert land with sage out back,

ancient tools in dilapidated shack

around our two acre grouse corridor.

For now a home is directly next door.

To separate our small yards with a fence,

an outsider, this lonely patch of lawn.

With smiles as fake as each pastel decor

this living does not make a lick of sense

except for the sunrise at break of dawn.

..for sunrise

3.) A Truth

This journey forward has many stories

of family and life with all the kids.

Of comfort here or living on the skids.

A home is home with strong communities.

So whether our valley looks touched by God

or miles and miles of identical space

the covering does not define the place,

not groomed lawns but people laying sod.

To take the time to meet the people here,

to shake their hands and remember their names,

to help by offering a friendly smile,

to stop and breath and free ourselves from fear,

to play a role in our neighborhood games

and find some peace to sit by fire awhile.


Jamie Lee Hamann
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Jamie Lee Hamann

My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

3 thoughts on “Mahon Drive Lemmon Valley Nevada (2019)

  • January 5, 2019 at 2:59 PM

    Wow ! , You are telling awesome stories with each line ! Amazing visions !


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