The Ohio River
Today I learned that my dads side of the family is from
And that my family was part of a boat of people
Who settled in Pennsylvania in 1600 and
Floated down to Gallipolis
And I learned what I already knew
In my heart for so many years that
My family has been living
Where I’m from
For more than 400 years.
No wonder I hate everywhere besides
The Ohio river — and here I thought I was just
Weird for craving
Mothman and corn with some
Moonshine on the porch.