“Lois Wrote About the Farm” by Mecca Normal from “Water Cuts My Hands”(K Records, 1991). Jean Smith vocals. David Lester guitar. Painting by Jean Smith.
“Lois Wrote About the Farm”
America has named its chickens.
Two of them are called The Twins.
America strings its words together neatly;
it is hiding something big.
The check-out girl says she can’t quit smoking.
She’d have nothing else to do.
America, instigator of The Dream.
In my mind my body aches.