Brown Dirt Cowboy

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

describing your trip,

you brown the soufflé

just a little bit more

I toss one back

at the Brown Pelican


the math professor

in the dean’s office

melting snow—

the UPS truck

at the neighbour’s door

eating my email

the brownout

road trip—

we sing along

with the Brown Dirt Cowboy