Peg Duthie is a Taiwanese Tennessean museum editor and utility singer. Her work has appeared in Measured Extravagance (Upper Rubber Boot, 2012), at First Class Lit and elsewhere, and there’s more about her at nashpanache.com.
Look at that, you son of a bitch
In the world I want to believe in, we would greet
hard truths with the gentleness born of water
long gone under the bridge, milk wrung out
of mops whose grey-clean strands
also soaked up the tearfalls slicking
the hay and slopping the mud against
our came-by-their-age-honestly boots.