God created men and Sam Colt made them Equal.
                         – Old West Adage (March 5, 1836)

Gunslinger, quick draw myth we cherish,
the West is wound with dreams
come through the centuries like a mist

hanging on a bare branch, prismed droplets
clinging, sparkling with our inheritance—
now we are rich with missiles and rockets

aimed to kill and maim, to keep the peace
with fear in this overcrowded town—
the dark shroud that shields us equally.


5 responses to “EQUAL PEOPLE

  1. This is a good one, John.


    Liked by 1 person

  2. But does it? Or is it just something weak men use to feel equal to those they fear.

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