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MOONSHINE SHUFFLE - Moderate Country Waltz

Moonshine, diesel fumes, and chicken wire. Laundry hangin’ on the line. Bible open to the Book of Job. Backyard thick with prickly pine. Jacket pocket full of Red Man dip. Work boots laced with leather thongs. Wedding portrait on the mantel piece. Shotgun right where it belongs. Kettle simmers on a cast iron stove. Faucet’s drippin’ in the sink. Matchbook underneath the table leg, Teacup teeters on the brink. Cobwebs draped across the window screen. Horseshoe nailed above the door. Things calmed down some since the weather broke. Same sad silence as before. Ma’s been servin’ up the buttermilk Boiled potatoes in a bowl. Pa starts eatin’ while she’s sayin’ grace. Lets her worry ‘bout his soul. Man might say he be a slave to love. Women make the same complaint. Neither really know the meaning of What it is and what it ain’t.

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Date: 12/17/2021 2:02:00 PM
Descriptively convincing! I think I'll get back to Kentucky and kick up my heels to a little bluegrass!
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Date: 8/26/2021 8:25:00 AM
Marvelous. Incredibly sharp images, well-defined and soooo readable. Thanks for sharing, Michael. A FAVE for me!
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Michael Kalavik
Date: 9/21/2021 7:35:00 PM
Thank you.