Cowgirls

 Photography: Casey Hardy

Photography: Casey Hardy

By Amy C. Witt

You probably don’t know what it’s like to survive hell
And still continue grinning with a face decorated perfectly
By eyes that still continuing living
Hiding underneath all the uncertainty of a crimson painted smile
The sun that glistens her skin and makes it glitter all the while
To hide the bruises and the pain from the broken miles
Dancing in the rain as it cleanses her soul
From all the damage she’s endured
Shooting all the ghosts that creep in the trees
Running down dreams like roping a black slick muley
A cowgirl, you see, is a woman with dignity
Who has the capacity to endure hardship without complaint
Reckless, generous and loyal
You probably don’t know what these women have seen
Because all good cowgirls possess a little outlaw in them..