Thursday, April 14, 2016


Missoula makes Montana nervous
the elk hunters are unsure 
of it's motives or real dedication

folk in Red Lodge don't trust the politics over there
or the persuasions found in that general locale
them ones with their certain, "loose and lewdness,"
those shaggy, rowdy pupils that inhabit it's county
foster strong suspicions 
of not really belonging to the rugged 
rocks and mines and mountains
nor the smelters, ranches and dusty ravines.
They may drive trucks on occasion
or even own a gun for varmints and such
but tolerance is only barely possible

if they'd just float down stream
some-where's else
when their done
everybody would be much obliged