Early teens walking hand in hand down a Kentucky dirt road
Spending a Summer in the small town in a house
down the street from some General store,
where they sent him from time to time for snuff and cigarettes.
Headed back when fall began, that Summer his fall began.
He discovered the state of girls in Kentucky and was then content
in every state he was in. Yet he never wanted to go South or return North.
How could she walk barefoot on that road he’d never know
hurrying back to town to go the week long church revival
walking back to the house for homemade ice cream and pop.
dumb as a rock and kissing goodbye that Kentucky girl and General Store.