Nolin rural electric annual meeting 

on the day we sign up for the river farm,

mr. man covets the free bucket & two light bulbs.

A hot day, we still wear our unchecked tick clothes 

from the woods. We arrive early. 

Though the ice-cream is $4 per cup, 

too expensive he says, it’s for the local 4-h, I say, 

he worries over flavor, strawberry or butter pecan. 

I want butter pecan and he want strawberry. 

How about half and half he says, 

and I think he means to split the cup. 

He comes back with two cups

each half and half.