Laborer, Yakima Valley

Curtis Cronn


Hands gnarled, swollen from heat,

years of working the soil

causing his skin to crack.

Stained work clothes, battered hat,

he waited patiently for his pay.


Tanned, leather epidermis,

a mark of the manual labor

he had endured, keeping

his family one step ahead

of desperation.




Curtis Cronn has a BA from the University of Washington, Seattle and is currently working toward an MA from  California State University, Dominguez Hills. He resides in Seattle with his wife, daughter and two apathetic cats.