Buffaloed

Great Uncle Judd

My great uncle Charles Judson Fuller

Trained a bison
to be a nice’un.
Rode the bison
over a herd of bison
from Sioux Falls
to the big shouldered
city.  Who ever heard
of a herd being herded
by a man on a bison?  How
absurd.

True story.  This is Judd Fuller: Cowboy and circuit preacher.  I met him when he showed up unexpectedly at my grandparents farm.  He was in his nineties, tall and lean, and wearing a sharply tailored Western suit.  He roared up in a fire engine red Oldsmobile 4-4-2 convertible.  For two days I was given a taste of the Old West.  He taught me to shoot a six gun.  He told me to seek the answers to the questions I asked him in the Bible.  Then he drove off in a cloud of dust.

He really did ride a bison over a herd of bison.  Family mythology also has it that he toured with Buffalo Bill’s show on their last days.  But you know how families can be….

dVerse is having a postcard poetry night.  https://dversepoets.com/2017/04/18/tuesday-poetics-wish-you-were-here/

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