The Redneck Medical Association

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In west Virginia, they do things different
they don’t want to advance too soon
if you don’t believe me let me take you
to a west Virginia emergency room

deer hair sutures for stitching you up
then a duct tape bandage on your wound
redneck responses by physicians
doc needs a break to spit in the spittoon

this one is in critical condition
this poor feller has run out of luck
doctor redneck turns to mention
“go get my gun out of my truck”

Gary Loftis
About Gary Loftis

Obsessed with old proverbs and idioms, and also with experimentation. I work a lot with vowel sounds and the phonetics of words as I would say them. I think rhyme can make a poem seem silly, or very serious. I have a lot of my own poetry concepts, but mainly I try to bring out emotions that we don’t have names for, and write about things that a lot of people think about, but don’t speak of. I also try to write in an abstract/realist style that twists the tongue and the mind.