Wild means free—don't it?—to run these seedbed woods
in copperfire skins, to blend in, or a ruckus when we want,
an oracle engine too hot, too gamey, to be pinned.
But still a turkey, which to others, means chump. The one
free soul they see is he who has the gun; it is no choice,
to be shot erect and fed or on impossible wing, still dead.
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