Midwestern Folk

there’s something about midwestern folk

hidden in the pine and oak

lurking in plain view


warm façade, mad laughter, grin askew

venom tongues drip beaded dew

grifting and peddling

con artists

faced with change they commence with nettling

if that won’t work then kettling

purged weeds for harvest

cut down quick

doctrine states
it’s too late

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