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  • Gary Hunter

The Show doesn't feed Everyone - July 22, 2020

every mind is a traveling salesman

the body a horse pulling the carriage

the mouth pitchman for a variety

of goods and services

after sundown as dinner is cooked

and served to the wagon hauler

the ego lounges in its favorite chair

full from eating all day

and the heart the little puppy

on stage by day to attract and entertain

sits for the master ribs showing

performs a trick for a scrap



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