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Backdropp Addresses Cowboy - Poem by Margaret Atwood

Starspangled cowboy
sauntering out of the almost-
silly West, on your face
a porcelain grin,
tugging a papier-mache cactus
on wheels behind you with a string,


you are innocent as a bathtub
full of bullets.


Your righteous eyes, your laconic
trigger-fingers
people the streets with villains:
as you move, the air in front of you
blossoms with targets


and you leave behind you a heroic
trail of desolation:
beer bottles
slaughtered by the side
of the road, bird-
skulls bleaching in the sunset.


I ought to be watching
from behind a cliff or a cardboard storefront
when the shooting starts, hands clasped
in admiration,


but I am elsewhere.
Then what about me


what about the I
confronting you on that border
you are always trying to cross?


I am the horizon
you ride towards, the thing you can never lasso


I am also what surrounds you:
my brain
scattered with your
tincans, bones, empty shells,
the litter of your invasions.


I am the space you desecrate
as you pass through.


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Poems About Cowboy

  1. 1. Backdropp Addresses Cowboy , Margaret Atwood
  2. 2. A Cowboy Song , Marilyn Lott
  3. 3. Playin' Cowboy (Children) , C.J. Heck
  4. 4. Lonely Cowboy , Scarlett Treat
  5. 5. Texas Cowboy , Karle Wilson Baker
  6. 6. I Am A Cowboy In The Boat Of Ra , Ishmael Reed
  7. 7. ' Cowboy Portrait... ' (Cowboy Poem # 8) , MoonBee Canady
  8. 8. ' It Was A Cowboy - Knight... ' (Cowboy.. , MoonBee Canady
  9. 9. The Young Cowboy , Scarlett Treat
  10. 10. The Secret Of Being A Cowboy , Catherynne M. Valente
  11. 11. The Cowboy Life , Linda Ori
  12. 12. ' Cowboy On The Battlefield... ' (Cowbo.. , MoonBee Canady
  13. 13. ' The Cowboy And The Rainbow... ' (Cowb.. , MoonBee Canady
  14. 14. ' Outlaw Ballad... ' (Cowboy Poem # 9) , MoonBee Canady
  15. 15. ' The Cowboy Was Bulletproof... (Cowboy .. , MoonBee Canady
  16. 16. ' The Cowboy's Compliment... ' (Cowboy .. , MoonBee Canady
  17. 17. A Cowboy At Heart , Marilyn Lott
  18. 18. (011) George Bush Is Not A Cowboy (Son.. , Leeanndra O'Lear
  19. 19. The Cowboy , Bill Simmons
  20. 20. ' The Cowboy And Clouds... ' (Cowboy P.. , MoonBee Canady
  21. 21. A Cowboy On A Wooden Horse , nimal dunuhinga
  22. 22. An Old Cowboy From Texas (Limerick) , Juan Olivarez
  23. 23. A Cowboy Soldier , Paul Albert Bell
  24. 24. Cowboy Hat , Juan Olivarez
  25. 25. Boy-Cowboy , Tsira Gogeshvili
  26. 26. Time To Be A Cowboy! , Marilyn Lott
  27. 27. **a Cowboy Valentine-She Opened My Eyes .. , Tom J. Mariani
  28. 28. Cowboy From The Bronx , Dewey Nixon
  29. 29. A Cowboy From Down Pecos Way (Limerick) , Juan Olivarez
  30. 30. Cowboy , George Hunter
  31. 31. The Cowboy , James Tate
  32. 32. O The Cowboy , Sayeed Abubakar
  33. 33. El Vaquero Del Diablo (The Devil's Cowboy) , Juan Olivarez
  34. 34. Cowboy Lessons , norman hale
  35. 35. A Cowboy Lymrick , norman hale
  36. 36. The Cowboy Rides , Jackie Kirby
  37. 37. Cowboy In Love, Lost & Alone , Tom Zart
  38. 38. Thoughts From A Former Cowboy-Kid , Smoky Hoss
  39. 39. Working Cowboy , norman hale
  40. 40. Life Of A Cowboy , Marilyn Lott
  41. 41. Cowboy Vs Bull! , Marilyn Lott
  42. 42. A Little Cowboy Church , Marilyn Lott
  43. 43. Cowboy In Love , Tom Zart
  44. 44. Tom Zart's = Cowboy Code & Little Baby , Tom Zart
  45. 45. Cowboy Ballads , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  46. 46. Cowboy Boots , Michael Crawford
  47. 47. *~cowboy Star~* , Michelle Dickson
  48. 48. Angels Wearing Cowboy Hats , Jeanne Louise Morgan
  49. 49. A Cowboy Street Singer I Know (Hey Lenny.. , Paul Henry Dallaire
  50. 50. Cowboy & Heritage Museum , Marilyn Lott
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