Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Summer Time-Shroud

Summer Time-Shroud

Stetson-topped children
playing toss with cafe plates.

Deep sunlight....
A large-winged bird
casting empty cow lot shadows.

Wallet-money's gone by noon.

Sunday, June 12, 2016



Heart 'n Saddle Saloon

a Play in Free Verse

Red Shuttleworth

Heart 'n Saddle Saloon, a non-linear play in free verse by Red Shuttleworth, was first produced by the Churchill Arts Council and the Department of Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, on September 19, 1992, at the Elks Lodge in Fallon, Nevada.  It was directed by Michael Lugering with the following cast: Nicole Sottile as "Roxie," Scott Twilligear as "Oates," Toni Loppnow as "Marilena," and Josh Mussleman as "Patrick."

The cast of Heart 'n Saddle Saloon:
Scott Twilligear, Nicole Sottile,
Toni Loppnow, and Josh Mussleman.

A limited (44-copies) edition of Fragments From Heart 'n Saddle Saloon, published by Bunchgrass Press, is available by request from the author.

The touring production of Heart 'n Saddle Saloon, part of an evening of theatre entitled Bruised Love, received supporting grants from The Nevada State Council on the Arts and the Sierra Foundation.  

The play was written thanks to a Nevada State Council on the Arts 1989 Playwriting Fellowship.

The 1992 poster for Red Shuttleworth's Bruised Love
for the Churchill Arts Council in Fallon, Nevada.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Straight Ahead: 29

Straight Ahead: 29

Yesterday, scrubbed with sand on a washboard,
repeats itself: sun-scorched brush, and grass.
You're in four Electric Horseman hot-wired boots,
a billy goat caught in your own dream chimney.
Sullen, flat southerly breeze: a dead drunk sings.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Straight Ahead: 28

Straight Ahead: 28

The sun forwards itself and we're punchy
at a sagebrush 100-plus degrees circular-point...
an inch of grit... barren soil over hell-rock.
My idiot dream: a low miles second-hand silver
'76 Coupe DeVille beneath center pivot spray.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Straight Ahead: 24

Straight Ahead: 24

Hustle-'n-grasp of youth... deck of missing cards....
The eyetooth of tomorrow's troubles might well be
the new eighty-buck kitchen chairs if they can't
support what a hanging rope can suspend.  So much
is out of reach... more than fine cupboard whiskey.