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Rating: 3.4

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
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Michael Shepherd 25 June 2008

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...

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Scarlett Treat 26 October 2007

Well, it has been over a year since I read this-and I still think it is hysterically funny....what a concept...

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Scarlett Treat 30 June 2006

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! ! !

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Chris Ehlers 09 September 2005

I come from home of the cowboys... rural Nebraska... they are all around, and I still found this greatly amusing... kudos for this one!

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Raynette Eitel 23 May 2005

I come from a long line of real cowboys...not the weekend version. My pictures are in a photo album, or hanging in the recesses of realitives houses, but I still enjoy a coffee table book of cowboys doing their thing. Your prejudice is showing, Michael! Good poem, sad attitude! ! ! Raynette

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