Here you will find the Poem The Wife of the Mind of poet Charles Harper Webb
Sharecroppers' child, she was more schooled In slaughtering pigs and coaxing corn out of The ground than in the laws of Math, the rules Of Grammar. Seventeen, she fell in love With the senior quarterback, and nearly Married him, but?the wedding just a week Away?drove her trousseau back to Penney's, Then drove on past sagging fences, flooding creeks, And country bars to huge Washington State, Where, feeling like a hick, she studied French to compensate. She graduated middle-of-her-class, Managed a Senior Center while she flailed Away at an M.A., from the morass Of which a poet/rock-singer from Yale Plucked her. He loved her practicality; She adored his brilliance. Sex was great. They married in a civil ceremony. He played around, for which she berated Herself, telling friends things were "hunky-dory." Resentment grew... oh, you said "life"? That's another story.