Jackson Village Road

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Jackson Village Road

by Marlanda Dekine
Southern Cultures, Vol. 28, No. 3: Inheritance

“You grew from your granddaddy’s dirt / and evergreen spaces . . .”

You grew from your granddaddy’s dirtand evergreen spaces.

There are gorgeous collard colored-greens, ripe
yellows turning to golden reds, hanging
from brown and moss-smothered trunks, standing tall
all over the land he left.