evil, trump, pressed, collude, bone, saw,
tiny, hands, lies, orange, grift, deny
Painted Woman at the Bar
When they called her strumpet
she’d never gainsay that, yet none
of the horse flies in her range
thought of her as a whore.
She had the grit to live her own way,
bore no grudges, left the Kool Ade
to those who were impressed
by tinny gods and cracker bands.
She was a calming influence
when talk grew hot and reckless.
But she said sow dissent in my
back yard, your skull will reap a dent.