Vegan rodeo &  gluten-free fair


Cowgirls ride in on broccoli,

clowns roll out barrels of beets.


Fans back from Burning Man,

Walden for assholes, desert


of smack, dare wranglers to rope

celery, carrots, beans.


Lasses loll unkempt, swish dresses

of hemp in guacamole tents


as dreadlocked guys tell passersby

sample kale, risotto, tofu,


zukes, peppers and cukes

drenched in balsamic vinaigrette.

                              Timothy Pilgrim