Say Carolina

Say Carolina For My Palmetto State After Rita Dove Nothin finer than a tea drunk gurl raised on peaches sugah honey chile & y’all Nothin finer than her palmetto & crescent moonshine pinched and dangling on each ear Nothin finer than her sass her sweet potato thick waist spreading from Low Country to Upstate bible … Continue reading

The Exchange

Ron Rash Between Wytheville, Virginia and the North Carolina line, he meets a wagon headed where he’s been, seated beside her parents a dark-eyed girl who grips the reins in her fist, no more than sixteen, he’s guess as they come closer and she doesn’t look away or blush but allows his eyes to hold … Continue reading