Rugged Individual in a Cowboy Hat

Rugged Individual in a Cowboy Hat

He weighs about 300 lbs
is wearing a cowboy hat
and an XXXL tee-shirt,
made by an underpaid worker
in a communist country.

This paragon of rugged individualism
this zaftig freedom fighter
this ersatz John Wayne
is telling the interviewer
he doesn’t believe in vaccination passports

because, you know, I mean
it’s a threat to our personal freedom

if we go down that road
what’s next

and I’m thinking
yes there are slopes out there
and yes they are slippery
what next indeed…
driver’s licenses
birth certificates
visas to enter countries
security checks in airports
concealed weapons licenses

but most of all I’m thinking
God help the horse
God help the horse.

Taking part in Open Link Weekend over at earthweal

16 thoughts on “Rugged Individual in a Cowboy Hat

  1. Sherry Marr

    I LOVE this. And YES, “God help the horse.” Yikes. There should be a sign: If you are this big, you cannot ride.” LOL. I love your humour, Jim. Wry Canadian at its best.

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  2. catjenhere

    Beautiful. You captured the cry of my heart, the thought that dances through my mind, daily, nightly…God help the horse- absolutely. 💯

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  3. Steve Simpson

    I shouldn’t laugh, Jim, I know this madness is serious, we just had a “freedom” protest here in Sydney because of the lockdown. They don’t know what freedom actually is. But I did laugh, what a gorgeous piece.



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