Yankee Spirits

Yankee Spirits – Tyler Friend


An old man

from Savannah

at the liquor store

is unimpressed

by the way Vermont thinks

it’s so liberal, the way it looks down


on the south, and then

I tell him I went to school

in Pittsburgh and it’s so much worse, and

he says, it’s industrial, and I don’t quite know what that has to do with anything, and

he says, y’know, the thing

about folks there is


the ones who call us fags

are the same ones waiting out back.