by Mark Munzert

Infused sinew and nerve.

Few comparable left.

Honed laborious verve.

Aged, dexterous, deft.

Hardened of necessity.

Pliant for skill.

Calloused of veracity.

Primed yet still.

Scarred of calamity.

Gnarled by toil.

Anguish of fortuity.

Unfettered by foil.

Frayed existence

Through trials rife.

Clenched persistence

Of precious life.

Mark Munzert has been branded ‘the Cowboy Poet of the Northeast’ as his present home is in upstate New York’s Mountains region. The ranch-hand, descendant of horse-folk, cow-losopher performs regularly at Western events, dude ranches, and many Cowboy Gatherings. Contact him at 315.480.7586 or