the cowboy didn’t ride his horse
onto the movie set

he didn’t ask me my name
or if I was 10 years old

he didn’t wear a wide-brim hat
to shade his eyes in the midday sun

he didn’t carry a notched six-shooter
in his holster

his face-off with the bad guys
wasn’t in the middle of a deserted street

other than that
the story happened the way they told it