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cultural adjustments

(This poet spent time in both her teens and her thirties living in the backcountry of America’s “Bible Belt”)


Recorded Reading:


cultural adjustments

well son don’che know there’s
whole big swaths of ‘is ol’ back
country where you don’ git
outa yer car after pullin’ up
inna driveway

ain’ no doorbell
ringin’ goin’ on in
’em neighberhoods

y’set ‘ere ‘n wait
till they call off the hounds

prob’ly untrip the shotgun
was aimed at yer haid

invite y’own in

soma the bestest
rice ‘n beans in ‘ere
y’ever ate though
once ye git there

jus’ ’bout
drop ye


Among us, poets are ill paid. In order to continue her work, this one currently lives in her minivan, on an income of a fraction of our nation’s poverty level. If her work has moved, enabled or uplifted you, your contribution to this effort may be made at:



Published by Ana Daksina

Read worldwide half a million times, Ana Daksina is a Troubador of the coming age.

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