Stan Petrovich

Rookie - 208 Points (10/27/1950 / Fort Riley, KS)

Eating Rattlesnake At Tortilla Flat - Poem by Stan Petrovich

''It will taste just like chicken, ' the waitress said.
I poked at it a bit,
I did not finger-lick it,
I did not think of Cather or Steinbeck,
I thought of The Colonel instead,
Coughing out a laugh.
They gave me the rattle I no longer needed.
My father asked what
The matter was.

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  • (12/3/2011 3:34:00 AM)

    O, I thought it was a good poem and enjoyed reading it but it finished to soon.
    I didn't get the whole story......
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poem Edited: Monday, July 11, 2011

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