introduction (i am rural america)
my driveway is over a mile long
with a graveyard midway
the closest grocery store is a twenty-minute drive
leaving our mountain is called going to town
and our largest employer is the school system
i know the terms
i can prepare
i measure rain in a gauge
because it matters
long conversations in parking lots are normal
aren’t you one of the twins?
and even though i struggle to pronounce the word,
how about you? if you wrote this piece, "i am...." what would it be?