Friday, April 15, 2011

Are These My People?

Are These My People?

By Carl Mayfield

Sitting around the kitchen table,
legs crossed, listening to look-alike foreheads
remember how the tornado
forgot to kill them:

Yes we are going to the cellar again
so wipe that look off your face
and I don't want no heathen backtalk

Are these my people?
Yes, in both name and deed,
even though I drink store-bought whiskey.
We pass a cowlick around the table,
grin like fools on holiday,
our hearts circling unremarkable moons.

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