Normal History Vol. 432: The Art Of David Lester

Every Saturday, we’ll be posting a new illustration by David Lester. The Mecca Normal guitarist is visually documenting people, places and events from his band’s 33-year run, with text by vocalist Jean Smith.

Lois Wrote About The Farm
America has named its chickens.
Two of them are called The Twins.
America strings its words together neatly;
it is hiding something big.
The check-out girl says she can’t quit smoking.
She’d have nothing else to do.
America, instigator of The Dream.
In my mind my body aches.

“Lois Wrote About The Farm” from Water Cuts My Hands (K, 1991) (download):