Country Bumpkins

(Published in Beyond Baroque 794 (December 1979). These are also cataloged under Prose Poems and Fictions.



Who is the young man walking into the church? Does he live in the old house that belongs to the doctor? Does he often go to the movies with his parents? We live in town, but my mother lives in the country. She often visits us. All the sheep crossing the road belong to the farmer. Where has he put his money? He hides it when we are in the fields. We give him bones for the dog, but he never goes to Rome.