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The world consists of bumpkins and hicks

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The world consists of bumpkins and hicks.

Some have iPhones, some just have sticks.

Some bust up statues from 50 B.C.

Some lynch black men from yonder beech tree.

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Some wear grass skirts and eat bowls of petal.

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Others wear leather and dance heavy metal.

Some move mountains to get certain shoes,

Others think troubles all come from the Jews.

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A touch of world, the grace of perspective,

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Largely does lack in the human collective.

When we yoked men to the harness of global

We forgot to re-make them broader and noble.

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I was born in Detroit in 1959, though I lived my formative years in Stillwater, Minnesota, a town just south of Garrison Keillor's Lake Wobegon, or at least one of the villages he based it on. I graduated from Stillwater High in 1977 and from the (more...)
 

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