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Magnolia Is Medicine



God bless Virginia and the Dixieland.

I’m not from here but I still know

Heaven smiles upon crops and cotton fields–

Where the old country meets the new.

Where I felt the rain

and asked how I could be expected to sit passive in pain.


God anoint me with Magnolia oil.

There’s colonial lineage in this soil.

Years of history still left to give.

I made my way here by chance,

but I could stay as long as I live.

Magnolia is medicine for me.


Lineage. Lineage.