Katy Rossing

Take 1: conversant on the feral hog hunt

          one hillbilly says to the other
          hillbilly, tramping thru the brush
spaces alot
between
things

          the other hillbilly says
so it is

          the first hillbilly he goes
all
leg
from a to b

& how
there is a plenty
of American
seafood

          the other hillbilly says
so it is

          the first hillbilly he goes
plenty of bits

lots
too small
to be used

          the other hillbilly says
so it is
          and then he says
yet I reckon
any more
distance
from the bomb
is insanity

          and the first hillbilly goes
the
strong
& honest
are versed
in trapping

          then the other hillbilly he says
& when a man
in a steel
mill


pisses,


he pisses
in
the big smelt

          the first hillbilly interrupts, saying
you smell that?
boar taint

          but then the other hillbilly
          he keeps going, says
but how
I am glad
to witness
this
piss

Author Portrait

Katy Rossing lives and writes in Tuscaloosa, where she is an MFA candidate at the University of Alabama's MFA program.