Two miles south of Bow Hill Road (a poem)

A couple of impressions from a long week…

Spotted cow at the side of the road
disguises itself as a 40-foot cape
napping while it’s still warm outside
because the summer rains will come
bringing the smell of wet dog
and farmland

Passing motorists are easily fooled

They think it’s a lost blanket
one that fell out of the back of a pickup
or was tossed out of a backseat window
by bickering siblings on hour 37
of America’s longest family road trip
who had nothing left to throw at each other

The receptionist looks at tie-dye rainbow peace signs on a purple hooded robe
and says it’s the best piece of clothing she’s ever seen

(9 August 2019)



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