Rural America cares about the big box
coming or going, about the jobs that
follow or flee, about the bathrooms
that the alleged virgins are exposed to.
Rural America thinks that marrying an animal
is silly. That laws that slip the slope
into that sort of thing are crazy. That we
just need to get back to when whites
did white things like get married and eat
Jordan almonds at the reception before
running to their cars to get home in time
for Murder She Wrote.
It sounds like I’m judging.
Rural America doesn’t like that.