Liquor Store Cowboy
Light blue shirt tucked into jeans
by Lex Newman
Brown belt with a rodeo buckle
On leg on a chair looking through a barrel
Under the blue fluorescent sign reading
Off-white cowboy hat tilted forward
Tall, lanky features, black hair beneath the hat
I wonder where you've been Cowboy,
Rodeo rider passing through town,
Where is your fiancee?
Your little girls?
What are you doing here
In your cowboy hat and rodeo buckle
Looking through a barrel
Under the fluorescent sign of the Liquor Store