1. The South
The way she said “correction” (re the dog),
the greed in it,
the glee, told me that she’d do anything
her feelings, drive them home—her reign, thank heaven,
two provincial acres, slavery gone.
How is drainage of the blood from tissues
different from the water
seeping out of swamps above the treeline
into streams then rivers?
As much force in us as in an atom’s
How different from ideas out of a culture
into actions, us?