Hart Crane built that bridge in Minnesota,
the one that fell into the Mississippi.
We don’t let him build bridges in Texas.
T. S. Eliot was an air-raid warden
during World War Two,
but he sure did a lousy job on 911.Texas disowned him!
We frown upon the Beatniks,
that’s why Ginsberg only grazes in Oklahoma.
Texas has low standards, but none that low.
Carl Sandburg bragged about
his city of the big shoulders, hog butcher.
City slickers ain’t allowed in these here parts.
Emily Dickinson, skinny-assed poetess,
too darn lyrical for Texas taste, indoor-type.
We like our cowgirls with plenty of landscape.