Sammi’s Weekender #230 (brush)

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Damn Yankees

Peckerwoods range southern from taproot wormwood sagebrush out west,
to different dialects in deep East Texas’s vast Big Thicket Forest
with snake-filled, gator-infested swamps.

Coon hunters haul coonhounds, like Ol’ Blue,
in pickups circled round night fires.
Dogs tree them coons for the bark and fun of the run.

Where cultural racism thrives as casual and common as an Easter toothache,
in tasteless towns, where hate breeds happiness decayed.

Damn longhaired, white-assed Yankee,
“What cha mean ya never been coon huntin’?
Grab yer wahoo and follow me.”


Look both ways and wonder, why does it have to be this way?
Mind the gaps for gators and snakes.
“Old Blue got one treed, but Scout is a-trackin’ some tail.”

22 thoughts on “Sammi’s Weekender #230 (brush)

    1. Oh, I’m glad you enjoyed it, Dale. Seriously, they stand around and listen to the dogs bark, then comment, take a drink, smoke, comment again. When they’re done, they whistle. The dogs return and they go home. 100% social, zero hunting. LOL

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      1. Well, they could eat, but racoons? I went (invited) on one hunt. That was enough for me.
        What I read about coon hounds, which were bred from English Fox Hounds (except for one of six types) was interesting.

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      2. “playing again?” When I start with Sammi’s prompt, I look it up (even if I know all about it) and read all I can. Then I go back to bed. Before long, I have some idea to work with. Fun for me. 🙂 What is wrong?

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      3. So do I. Look it up. Every single time. Because I know I will try to go to that other place that is different,
        I just feel my writing mojo is down.

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  1. A fun read and a powerful statement this: “Where cultural racism thrives as casual and common as an Easter toothache, in tasteless towns, where hate breeds happiness decayed”.

    Now I have to go find out what a ‘wahoo’ is!

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