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I reckon I don't know no country song but I know country pain
Oh I do seem to have raised good ones in that holler!
Oh this old article will not get acceptance from the hall monitors and censors so I write it for her.
I got no suggestion how the hell I spent time studying in University in Paris France or politics in Puebla Mexico or government in Saigon. I got no excuse for a doctorate and them damn diplomas up above my desk. It is like lookin at someone else's life.
I am a boy who grew up in a place called the hollow down Arizona way. Old Indian Truck Trail was the road I called my High Way. My first pair of shorts other than my unders, which were hand me downs we cut off jeans, also hand me downs.
Shoes were somebody else's idear and not being a part of me. My first sexual encounter was a rainy day that made the red dirt ooze between my toes as the sun made the mesquite steam a pungent odor stronger than the worst perfume. I remember being overtaken and sitting down just to gather my senses and I sat right next to a diamond back rattler snake that had the same idea. Danged snake looked at me like he owned the rock. I do declare that was my first girlfriend as we warmed on that red rock.
Yep that serpent and I could have kilt each other easy and by rights should of, just like my wives and me, but in that portion of life we made truce.
I hope you are shaking your head in bewilderment --- cuz as I look back so do I.
I suppose this view of my country is the best I can do.
Wild animals and us
Truth be told I like them more than you. I remember this elk whose poop I had tracked for three days and early mornings. That danged son of gun left it hot and heavy down near the well house every morning. I just could not figure it out. So I grabbed my sleeping bag and some jerky and laid 50 feet away. I sure slept good that night. And I woke up with a ten point antler 500 pound buck breathing heavy into my nose and face. Dang sure smelled like a compost heap.
Now that I write that I realize that probably none of you are interested at all. So my life is and was dull.