The hospitality of rural people
is something very real
but it might be empowered by
not having to interact with people
in ways that are inherently inconvenient.
Those of us in the city
really are some grouches
but the way we get along
Is really quite legitimate.
All of us are challenged by
and given benefits from
the situations that we don’t choose to be in.
I get guess the friction that lies inside
what you choose to do and what you gotta do
is what makes people proud of themselves
And makes us so loathing of peers.
The country man
sees more menacing
in someone trying to have their way
the city man
sees more innocence
in someone pushing someone around,
and the reverse could be said for either.
City mouse, country mouse,
I just want to turn it inside out.