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When I grow up

Author: Jason Haggerty

Illustration: Mark Smith


I wanted to be a cowboy

hot-footing it across the plains

burning under the melting sun


But no


I’m a clown

choking on sadness

spitting out smiles


I wanted a horse

saddle packs filled

with beer and beans

riding off in to the sunset


But no


I’ve got a tiny car

filled with tens of dozens of people

none of which have a real nose


and none of us know

where the fuck we are going


I wanted to be a cowboy


I can’t even juggle