the bull show

for eighty years
they have been putting it on:
showing their bulls
and presumably cleaning up
their shit. this year
the grandsons – and maybe -daughters –
of the farmers who showed
their bulls at the very first
bull show will compete,
probably showing
the great great great grandchildren
of the bulls that
won the first one.

Angus, Charolais, Gelbvieh,
Simmental, and Hereford are
some of the breeds they will
be selling. such exotic names
for a most domestic animal.
afterwards the buyers and sellers
will have a dinner at the
Williams Lake Curling Club.
I wonder if any feuds occur
over a hotly disputed prize-winning animal
lost in a bidding war,
or if everyone is
the best of friends.

this all sounds very exciting,
if one is even remotely interested
in bulls. I guess they need
something to do up there
in the middle of nowhere,
British Columbia. we can’t all
be lucky enough to live
the open mic life
here in NYC.

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R. Brookes McKenzie

what fresh hell is this

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