What they had to say
about salt blocks, sparrow hawks, hand brakes,
lace doilies, pieces of fingers the saws dropped,
chopping thistles out of new grass, cash
and carry, nary a pot to piss in, fishing
for flatheads with dead puppies on a trot line,
time and its going-on-ness, messes made
and fell back in, sin and its easy-to-findness,
kindnesses during bad stretches, what fetches
us up from the animal, the handles of hoes
and getting to the end of the furrow and marrow
sucked from the bones to get all the good
should be recorded on gilt-edged scrolls
but won�t though they said it
let my record show.
Michael Chitwood