|Stephen Bly (1944-2011)|
DECEMBER IS A GOOD MONTH TO COWBOY
December is a good month to cowboy,
if you're fond of the wind, snow and cold.
It ain't that I don't like winter, boys,
it's just tougher when a man grows old.
Snow whipped down off the Elkhorns,
drifted the draws and the ridge.
I turned Sage's rump to the mountain
and plodded our way to the bridge.
With my Carhartt yanked up to my ears,
and my Resistol screwed down tight,
We pushed them two old stubborn cows
into the afternoon's fadin' daylight.