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The Secret

April 15, 2012

as his friends passed through
he was aware
of the high potential-redneck-quotient
that Saturday

people running chain saws
leaning under their hoods
baking bundt cakes
talking through open car windows

he worried
that his highfalutin friends
would find out
that regular folk lived here

that this otherwise tony town
contained this enclave
of kind people
out to impress no one

that in was
in fact
a great place to live
free of pretension

they had all gone home
when the guy down the street
started to play banjo on his front step

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