When the sun shines
and the wind is just this side of cool,
it is a good time to get out the Browning.
25 new chances to bust clay pigeons.
Step on stand.
Break the over under.
Load 2 shells.
Push stock under cheekbone.
Line up shot.
Judge lead distance.
My right to obliterate a clay pigeon
into a mist of orange dust remains.
I practice so I can catch a doomsday meal.
The tradition of wild game is to fly, run, escape.
Dead meat under plastic is a coward’s dinner.