Since blankets delivered small pox,
apple pie claimed and farmed
distaste for knowledge.
Practical uses focused the workhorse.
The harness obstructs peripheral vision.
Thinkers lean on shovels, lazy.
Boys with books beat brutes
in road races or eat dirt.
Finn arrives for Twain
via mud pies and a backdoor
and teaches thinking skills
today at community college.
Rich Murphy responds to art, economics, and Country Music not paying him for his poems.