Meadow Talk

On thé farm

May 13 2019


A thing of beauty and intent

Russet red flash in the verdant grass

Must have been

I wasn’t there


Flat bush of a tail, a back, a snout

Snaking low in the lush grass

So sleek, so lovely

I didn’t see it


The sheep knew and bleeted

The cows lowed unheeded

I didn’t hear it


The flock watched

The ewe saw

She butchered the lamb

Right in front of her in the field

In broad daylight, the vixen


There was protest, i’m sure

Not from me, I wasn’t there


Half the corpse was dragged, neatly sawn, back to the cubs snuggled in their den, unseen

They rejoiced, I guess

I didn’t witness this


I know because the farmer reported his findings in the early evening along with the evidence that he put in the bag for the knacker man later


I wasn’t there

I wasn’t there

But I can see it

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