One place understood helps us understand all places better.

Eudora Welty


Sunday, November 15, 2020

Old Mule

I'll take the
old mule down
to Mr. Culbertson

He'll know
what to do
For a bad knee
and arthritis
not the mule's,

I couldn't be
more lucky
than to know
the Culbertson's,
Basin folk
each and every one.

A remedy
from Mrs. Culbertson
should fix my knee
if not my pride

When an old mule
did decide
to lie down
with a fool
still astride.