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VII.

When momma died
They all came and asked
“What are ya gonna do with them?”

And you responded
“Tie 'em in a sack and throw 'em in the river”
And the looks of horror on their faces
Sparked a Parish wide baking fest
And their husbands came laden with
Cakes and pies and apologies and
All of the other stuff that people don’t need when they’ve lost someone.

They all said it,
Men can’t raise children.

trailer trash

“He ain’t trailer trash”

“He is too”

“Living in a trailer don’t make you trailer trash”

“He’s got a security system in his trailer”

“Only cause the meth heads kept breaking in”

“He has three taxidermic heads hanging on the wall”

“You wouldn’t think that was trashy if it were in a real house”

“He ain’t in a real house, he’s in a trailer, and the trailer only has a single wheel and the rest is propped up on cinderblocks, and on Sundays he shoots his pistol from the front step into the pasture and prays to God he hits one of those cowbirds, and he calls it Church.”

“Well…. we all worship in our own ways.”