Flyover Country

Between Memphis and Bristol

Turtletown  Cottontown  Reagantown
Trade Pigeon  Forge  Coalfield  Hurricane  Gray
Huntersville  Fisherville  Manlyville  Guys
Static  Gentry  Difficult  Bride
Shackle  Island  Bone  Cave  Pioneer  Swift
Wartrace  Nixon  Ransom  Stand  Gift
Barren  Plain  Nameless  Cherokee  Pope
Campaign  White House  Purdy  New  Hope
Bugscuffle  Speedwell  Tazewell  Yell
Brick Church  Hanging Limb  Burnt Church  Bells
Littlelot  Bucksnort  Bitter End  Boone
Needmore  Prospect  Liberty  Moons

Copyright © 2019 Caki Wilkinson. This poem originally appeared in Kenyon Review, March/April 2019. Reprinted with permission of the author.