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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. A Cowboy At Heart , Marilyn Lott
  5. 5. Lonely Cowboy , Scarlett Treat
  6. 6. The Cowboy Life , Linda Ori
  7. 7. Texas Cowboy , Karle Wilson Baker
  8. 8. An Old Cowboy From Texas (Limerick) , Juan Olivarez
  9. 9. Cowboy In Love, Lost & Alone , Tom Zart
  10. 10. Cowboy Hat , Juan Olivarez
  11. 11. A Cowboy From Down Pecos Way (Limerick) , Juan Olivarez
  12. 12. Thoughts From A Former Cowboy-Kid , Smoky Hoss
  13. 13. Life Of A Cowboy , Marilyn Lott
  14. 14. Cowboy Vs Bull! , Marilyn Lott
  15. 15. I Am A Cowboy In The Boat Of Ra , Ishmael Reed
  16. 16. A Little Cowboy Church , Marilyn Lott
  17. 17. Cowboy In Love , Tom Zart
  18. 18. Cowboy Ballads , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  19. 19. Tom Zart's = Cowboy Code & Little Baby , Tom Zart
  20. 20. Cowboy , George Hunter
  21. 21. Cowboy Boots , Michael Crawford
  22. 22. Tim Tebow Poem = Little Baby & Cowboy Code , Tom Zart
  23. 23. Boy-Cowboy , Tsira Gogeshvili
  24. 24. Listen Me Cowboy , Tsira Gogeshvili
  25. 25. Cowboy Cafe , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  26. 26. Yodeling Cowboy , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  27. 27. Cowboy Songs , RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  28. 28. Cowboy , sallam yassin
  29. 29. The Cowboy , Oskar Hansen
  30. 30. I Ain'T No Cowboy , david lessard
  31. 31. Cowboy & Heritage Museum , Marilyn Lott
  32. 32. O The Cowboy , Sayeed Abubakar
  33. 33. Midnight Cowboy , Aldo Kraas
  34. 34. Hybrid Cowboy , david lessard
  35. 35. El Vaquero Del Diablo (The Devil's Cowboy) , Juan Olivarez
  36. 36. Cowboy Heroes , Juan Olivarez
  37. 37. Cowboy Poem , Oskar Hansen
  38. 38. Cowboy Balladier (Haiku) , Laurence Overmire
  39. 39. The Cowboy In Him , Marilyn Lott
  40. 40. Make Believe Cowboy , Marilyn Lott
  41. 41. A Cowboy On A Wooden Horse , nimal dunuhinga
  42. 42. Bicycle Cowboy , Adryan Rotica
  43. 43. 'I Married A Cowboy' , Linda Winchell
  44. 44. Time To Be A Cowboy! , Marilyn Lott
  45. 45. The Cowboy , Bill Simmons
  46. 46. Urban Cowboy , Adryan Rotica
  47. 47. That Rope A Goat Suburbanite Cowboy. , Michael Gale
  48. 48. The Young Cowboy , Scarlett Treat
  49. 49. Cowboy And Dad , john tiong chunghoo
  50. 50. The Englishman And The Cowboy , Bill Simmons
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