Friday, January 3, 2014

Without City

Red Shuttleworth

Without City

Davy Crockett in deep-debt,

the fiction of Bat Masterson,
Wyatt Earp circulating himself
to the saloon gals of Tonopah,
the wry ol' Dust Bowl in pictures,
hair dye for Andy Jackson's middle age.
Jackson Pollock growing in Wyoming...
letters sent to an imaginary pet buffalo.
It all depends on one's quarrels...
the ones not shed at adolescence:
a freckled arthritic hand caresses
a Mescalero bow... a revolver.

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