Sitting in Duck Country

Find the university police office
opposite the Burger King on DeSiard.
The library is down the street from the KFC,
the Farmer’s Market for satsumas is tucked
around the corner from the P.O.,
but not the one from Eudora Welty’s story,
it’s the one that’s here in Monroe.

Without numbers, a GPS device is worthless,
can only tell me if I’m warm or hot,
if the car is getting close to the right parking lot.
Everyone tells me a story about the time they—
and their brother-in-law who—
I am learning to care.


About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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