Lineman’s Whine

JMN2017 Woman With Automatic, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

JMN2017 Woman With Automatic, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 in. (c) 2018 James Mansfield Nichols. All rights reserved.

(1)
My love goes deeper than a Ditch Witch pokes,
And higher than a cherry-picker soars.
But I done caught you, darlin’, way ‘cross town
Spendin’ my money in the Dollar Stores.

(2)
Baloney, rotgut wine, Chef Boyardee,
Bags of super-jumbo cotton puffs,
Oh Henrys, Mike-‘n-Ikes, and frozen pies —
Enough’s enough. Damn! lovin’ you is tough!

(Chorus)
Why oh why can’t you make do with me?
What’s in my pickup truck that you can’t find?
I’m right here for you, darlin’, Texas strong,
But hurtin’ bad now where the sun don’t shine!

(3)
Pigs feet, boiled goober peas, corn mush ‘n greens,
Ole Shep bayin’ at the moon, while me and you
Sop our plates plumb clean, then shuck our shorts,
Hear cricket song and do what lovers do.

(Reprise verse 1)

(Chorus)

(c) 2018 JMN.

About JMN

I live in Texas and devote much of my time to easel painting on an amateur basis. I stream a lot of music, mostly jazz, throughout the day, and watch Netflix and Prime Video for entertainment. I like to read and memorize poetry.
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3 Responses to Lineman’s Whine

  1. I’d like to hear this spoken

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