Keri Kellerman

Lillian Smith, Before the Show

Drink this,

open-throated,

on a yellow horse of

sulphur and stain your lips with gun-

powder.

 

Lillian Smith, a trick rider and trick shooter, inspired this poem and was Annie Oakley’s younger rival in Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West Show in the 1880s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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