How It Feels

The frank
wrong reason

our candyman
got hurt:

cheaply made
myths

of the self
blue grass boys

can never cry.

Huddie over
Woodrow Wilson

Guthrie, a rich-
timbered choice;

each stepping
stone hell-

hound voiced
Chester Arthur

Burnett aahwooing
(moaning)

after Rodgers
& Family,

in the light
washed rim—

His most
infamous song:

a rhetorical
question

in a dark,
three-sided

dam—below
the swell,

red moon.