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Home Town
Peggy Trojan

About a mile square
surrounded by woods,
my home town provided
a safe nest.
Anchored in the center
with a town hall,                                                 
one church, and one school.
We knew the names
of every person in every house,
and all the dogs.
Allowed to roam free,
we invented our days
with the resources we had,
the river, back yards, each other.
None of us were ever afraid
to walk home in the dark.
This poem first appeared in Free Range Kids (2017).
Used here with the author's permission.


Peggy Trojan retired from teaching English to the north woods of Wisconsin. She and her husband, David, with the help of family, built a house next to a trout stream, where Peggy writes and tends her raspberry patch so she can make jam. A member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, Peggy is the author of three chapbooks and a full collection.





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