Adrien Millet CC
Here, the mountains are as blue
as the drunk who lives
behind the south river.
The white-tailed deer outnumber
the residents and hiking trails
play the part of shopping malls.
In November, the locals swarm schools, churches, and fire halls
to mark their ballots in blood.
From the parkway, local boys view
faraway, distant places, some
imagining a more prominent future.
But when those boys leave to become poets, they soon wish they could return.
Andrew R. Williams is a poet from Virginia, USA, and has been published in The BeZine Quarterly, Black Bough Poetry, Briefly Zine, Fevers of the Mind, Ink Sweat &Tears, Red Eft Review, Trouvaille Review, among others. He is also the editor of East Ridge Review and can be found on twitter @andrewraywill
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