crossing the frontier
dusty trails, canyons, and creeks
off the dusty trail
they rode in town looking tough
marshal stood up—spit!
with six guns hanging
walked in saloon at high noon
outlaws backed their coats
©Joseph S. Spence Sr. all rights reserved
Joseph S. Spence, Sr., the author of seven poetry books, invented the “Epulaeryu Poetry” form. His writings have appeared nationally and internationally in forums such as: journals, anthologies, magazines, newspapers and the U. S. Army. He taught at Bryant and Stratton University, and American Baptist College. He retired from the U.S. Army as an officer, is a Goodwill Ambassador, and has received many awards including: Noble Star for Literature 2018, Poetry Ambassador Medal, Independent Poet Laureate, Who’s Who in Poetry, Editor’s Choice Awards, and Poetry Bard. He is a member of various scholastic honor societies, and resides in the USA.