Let me tell you how bad it is:
my neighbor was out in the field
trying to get some kind of crop in.
He got stuck.
helped pull his rig out of the mud.
None of us
has had a crop to speak of
He’s a good man…
farmed ’round here for almost thirty years now.
After he got his tractor out
he went home and shot himself.
He was a good man.
© 1995 Martin C. Fredricks IV
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