Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be Cowboys...

willie nelson and waylon jennings

the sad cowboy story

what is my story?
i aim to find the answer
i live this old life
out west
where new brave thinkers
carve out a living
from dirt and promise
driven by tintypes
of mothers long dead
and a heart full of memories
of a life our bones know
for time eternal
i birth the images
one by one
and tell the story
the story of me
and catch the tail fin
of the old west.

xo milady
(an "outsider" in these parts)