Fragments And Sorrows Of Gary Shaw
by Hubert Wilson
All state football player.
Texas eventual naysayer?
Observer of the offensive?
Hallowed culture royally shook?
Envious Howard Cosell and best seller lists proclaimed his veneration?
Hemingway potential of his generation?
Overcome by his inner ghosts -
Only to be so tauntingly close -
Falling into the depths of the perpetually morose!
'They raise cattle and football players in Texas. The cattle are better treated' - the late Gary Shaw in 'Meat on the Hoof'