She Said No, They Were Horses

A waitress asked me what I did
I told her I tried to make art

She asked me if I made any money
I said, no I have to teach to do that
She asked me what I taught and where
I told her

She told me she liked art
But that she couldn’t draw a straight line
I told her if she could reach for something and pick it up
She could draw a line
That was straight enough

Terry Allen. From Lubbock, in Texas.