local_library Hiway 18, Medon

by Camille Renshaw

Published in Issue No. 4 ~ July, 1996

All the pine furniture in this cement block
House was handmade by him in 1945.
She and her big stomach
Had brought out nails and ice water
When he yelled from the yard
That was mostly just tore-up mud.
All they had to boast of was each other
And the future her clay pot was carrying around
While they sweat out the southland’s summer.

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Camille Renshaw is from Nashville, TN, where she also completed her graduate work in English at Vanderbilt University. An avid hiker, she had just returned from hiking the Appalachian Trail when her first poems in Pif Magazine were published. Camille later became managing editor of Pif Magazine.