The Complaint of My Grandpa’s John Deere Hat
greener than your grass I gloat greener than your trees I am sweat-christened emerald crown to your backbone of America & the fields I have seen the seeds crushed under my supervision the dirt I have turned and reconciled to darkness the sun I have kept off your skin the cancer I have kept off your cheeks how dare the children of your children pluck me from your pate how dare they toss me dizzy how dare they laugh they laugh they laugh
About the Author
David Eileen Winn is a non-binary poet and Ohio native who earned their MFA from Florida Atlantic University while Editor-in-Chief of Swamp Ape Review. They are currently on the editorial board for Alien Magazine, and their work has appeared, or is forthcoming in, Permafrost, Cherry Tree Review, Sundress Publication’s Best of the Net Anthology, Small Orange, and others. Without purple pens, much of their work would not exist.