W. RALPH EUBANKS All thinking Southerners, at some point, find their minds at war with their hearts, a battle that often ends with the heart claiming victory. It is this triumph of the heart that landed me, a black expatriate Mississippian, back in my home state again after nearly forty years.
Three thousand steps back.
All I need to do is hold on
to my mineral water,
to hold on to
thirty-two days without alcohol
thirty-three days without alcohol
thirty-four days without alcohol.