#Poetry ​”The Small Town’s​ Unwanted Daughter” by Kristene Kaye Brown

“…the girl hid in the ditch
when the headlights fogged over the hill,
an alarm of red brakes

beating in her veins. Say the country is not
as wild and clean

as people think, weeds and garbage bellied
against the hand-

hammered fence. Say when the sun rises
the crows will zero down

to count every half blessing
and the Copperheads will abandon wrist-thin

snake holes—…”

-Read the entire poem at Nashville Review.​

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