Ron Giles is a professor in the English Department at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City. He is the editor of In Place: A Collection of Appalachian Writers (Center for Appalachian Studies and Services, 1988); his poems and stories have appeared in various literary journals, including Silk Road, Paper Street, and Birmingham Poetry Review. This poem is based on the author's memories of accompanying his mother on her rounds through rural Alabama. Contact author: email@example.com.
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