Delta

Saliva still with the sting
of that house raw gin,
hearing cracked
and callused chords
filling up with
bullfrog bass.

Mississippi dreaming
on this Memphis morning:
Chicken fried steak;
sunny side and grits;
blackberry lemonade.

The main route into Clarksdale;
to Greenville along the One;
120 miles down where
God wants his killing done.

Beer and duck in Vicksburg.
Holding 55 on the 55
to the Big Easy
and home.

[Mississippi, April 24, 2016]

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