Rusty Mississippi

Rusting hulks of vehicles

Line the highways leading to

Derelict downtowns.

Fields of green vines

Overtaking the first rank of

Trees in the stand that protect

The fields from the grasping kudzu.

Pine, oak, and sweetgum

Give way to fields of weeds

Punctuated by clay hills

The color of the fire ants within.

Southern hospitality may

Just be a myth. But the people

Still gather at the Wal-Mart,

And our hillbillies

Still have all their teeth.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s