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Cowboys

I want someone to invent
a coffee table book that
rapidly deteriorates and
transforms itself into something else,
so that the owner of
the $85 book on America’s Cowboys –
with silver gelatin prints of classically
rugged white guys in impractical-yet-hopelessly
traditional cowboy hats – will awaken one morning to
find the book transformed into
an authentic pile of horseshit sitting
on his artsy coffee table, with the track lights
repositioned to illuminate the
pile like it’s the star of the rodeo

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Comments (7)

I'm having myself a great time re-reading your poems, Michael - I've just posted your 'Route 66 for President' to the website I'm currently moderating...
Well, it has been over a year since I read this-and I still think it is hysterically funny....what a concept...
It is the 'star' of the rodeo - because everyone looks for it...if you don't, first thing you know, you're knee deep in - - - it! ! !
coffee table books are more for decoration than anything anyway. incidentally, so is horseshit. good turn, again, Michael! Jake
‘will awaken one morning to Find the book transformed into An authentic pile of horseshit sitting On his artsy coffee table’ Among the funniest lines I’ve ever read in a poem.
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