I woke from a dream, wanting more.
Cowboys entered an opened door.
Hopalong Cassidy, Gene Autry, Roy Rogers,
horses at a trough drinking sparkling waters.
Lassos whipped wind, boot spurs sang,
shirt fringe line danced—a good guy gang.
Campfire tales—embers’ glow play a part.
Nighttime noise—a drum pounding heart.
World mysteries bigger than the sky,
many twinkling stars waving bye, bye.
Future brightens—a glowing full moon.
Guitar strumming, start a glorious tune.
Fresh winds renew emotional sails,
as Roy Rogers sings, “Happy Trails.”
April Ryan is a retired Seattle bus driver and prolific writer, often published in Northwest Prime Time, among other places.
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