No Bullet Ever Grazed

No Bullet Ever Grazed 

Wyatt Earp, like they 

managed Wild Bill.

No lead in the back,

cards close to the vest

for this imperturbable body 

opener, stoic justice U.S.


No wild Indians, like chasing 

down George Armstrong.

Just lucky, I reckon (I guess) 

when it comes to killing 

Cowboys, to be honest 

and come clean.

Gil Hoy

Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and trial lawyer who studied poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program. Hoy received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. Hoy’s poetry has appeared most recently in Chiron Review, Ariel Chart, Social Justice Poetry, Poetry24, Right Hand Pointing/One Sentence Poems, The Penmen Review, I am not a silent poet, The New Verse News and Clark Street Review

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