Saturday, December 3, 2016

Posting for Zena McFadden


Deep South
Land of contradictions
Ever victorious
Soundly defeated

Sticky mosquito buzz
Colonial Georgian hell
Summer above the gnat line
Rich folks up past Macon

Run from dem gnats
Broiling days
 -- leaving the darkies
Down below
Swimming in malaria sweat

Poor white share croppin’ bastards
Fend for themselves
No better off
Floating above the darkies
Barely breathing

Pine tar aroma
Couldn’t wait to leave
Headed for the Coast
West Coast


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