Poems of the Week

Hill PossiBillity

by Alex Steelsmith

“‘Hillbilly’ to Capitol Hill? Author eyes Senate bid in Ohio… Vance says he’s ‘thinking seriously’ about running for the Senate… [His] success is likely to hinge on whether the state’s white working-class voters embrace him as a home-state hero or an opportunist… Part of the Appalachian code warns against getting ‘too big for your britches.’”
ABC News

Willity nillity,
Hillbilly Elegy
author eyes Senate, and
might have a chance,

though if they find that he
outgrows his pants, maybe
Vance won’t advance.