Moonlight Ranch



On this ranch there were no whinnying horses neighing
the night away on a cool desert evening.

Or a Red Angus mother mooing imploringly for her
new-born baby bull to hurry up and join the herd.

Or fiddle-footed chickens clucking spasmodically
in anticipation of their morning bucket of
whole kernel corn long past due.

Or transient ranch hands, edgy drifters signed on
for a week's pay and nothing beyond.

Not even a chuckwagon cook slinging pewter plates of beans
and pouring cups of coarse coffee from a graniteware pot.   

On this ranch, outside Carson City, Nevada, inside a
moonlit doublewide, there were only prostitutes
and the loss of my virginity.

About this poem

Always thought a doublewide in the middle of the desert was an interesting venue to be deflowered.

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Written on June 01, 2022

Submitted by on September 30, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AA XX BXX XX XX XXB
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 671
Words 126
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 3, 2, 2, 3

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