Quietly reading cattle
and one another,
prolonged moments
when words come too late
to be applicable—

no room for poetry,
no time to edit—
it is a dance instead,
a gentle rhythm
of man and beast

expressed privately,
a sixth sense
we take for granted
after a lifetime
sorting cattle.


One response to “TELEPATHY

  1. Lenore Brashear

    Yes, it is a dance! Graceful and balanced at best, hurried and frantic at worst. I have done cutting but not ranch pen sorting such as you do. Competition cutting is full of rules. In ranch sorting the cow makes up the rules. Work and fun combined.

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