August 29, 2006

Best of Show at the County Fair

Diesel fuel, dust-tinged phlegm,
barbecue at 10 a.m.,
seed corn, cows, green John Deere,
pig crap and rabbit fur
delight the red-naped cropper.
Another showstopper,
each brand-new blue ribbon
is good enough reason
to cock-crow victory
and dance rockabilly.

2 comments:

Cherie! said...

The first two lines are the best of course. Even otherwise a good poem. Recent?

Agnes said...

Nope. Not recent. 1999.