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Volume 10 • Number 1 • Summer 2018

KG Newman

Country Club Cowboy

Younger, we envisioned
less heartburn from beer,
multiple hybrid irons.

Not to mention lipsticked lips
which are complicated
in a way that’s not crazy.

But, like bull riders of old,
hanging on is now
our way of life, if not

for the belt buckles
and 100 grand cash prize
but so we don’t rely

on clowns to save us,
the crowd on its feet
and drunk from the blood.

KG Newman is a sports writer for The Denver Post. His first two poetry collections, While Dreaming of Diamonds in Wintertime and Selfish Never Get Their Own, are available on Amazon. He is on Twitter @KyleNewmanDP.