( I have allowed myself one rant this month)
Fishermen, loggers, carpenters, those
who put food on your table and mind the
Ten Thousand Things you need every day
but don’t usually think much about. In the
top ten jobs with the highest death rates
there’s not a fireman or cop to be found.
How about the next time a farmer gives up
his life trying to keep us clean City Folks fed
we have a parade of John Deere tractors
led by an F-150 driving slowly down Main Street
with a couple of teenage girls in the back
sitting on bales and slowly playing
Amazing Grace on their fiddles, their
only uniforms new pairs of Carhartts
and not a goddamned bagpipe in sight.