ROCHELLE by Ann

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UPPITY

She said
those Mennonites
who live
outside of Gomer
are uppity.

That means
she thinks
they think
they’re better than
she is.

What if they think
she thinks
she’s better than
they are?
So they have to wear
an uppity air?

Mennonites, Catholic,
Baptists–we’ve all been brought up
to believe
ours is the only way to live.
It’s hard not to be uppity
when you KNOW you’re right.