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    The Old Cowboy

    by David Knape

    Rolled up wire
    on a dried-out post

    wire red from rust
    and coiled in a loop

    left there by
    some old cowboy

    who rusted out
    just like the fence

    the old cowboy's gone
    but his coil's still there

    a reminder of him
    and bygone days

    his life spent
    within the wires

    that bound him
    like the steers he kept

    every so often
    some steers got out

    he, by god
    never did.


    © d.knape

    August 22, 2012
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