Scott Hughes

Old Plot 

My father drives me around his new property,
a tract slicing into the Okefenokee Swamp,
and points out the grotesquely twisted pines,
the spot where a B-29 fireballed to earth in ‘48,
and the nearly toppling house where Seminoles
led by Billy Bowlegs slaughtered an entire family,
and he says, “One day this will be yours.”

Scott Hughes spends most of his time finding excuses not to write.