is the first Shafer Hall/Maureen Thorson collaboration:
Red Velvet Sweatsuit
The lowbrow lowdown, waitress in a cowboy hat
demands orders from demanding customers demanding eggs.
Queen of the Rodeo, swirling with enamel overlay
in the display case. Painted Indian princess too.
"I'm not responsible," mutters a man in a bolo tie
to his bolo tie. "You've got me in a bind."
Sale rack swings in the wind: red velvet a dollar
a hand a yard sale selling used sweatsuits/boots.
"Nothing to see here," the waitress says, off her shift at last.
Coyotes are howling on the moonlight prairie for more coffee.