THE COUNT

It’s an art
countin’ cattle,
‘specially calves—
it takes concentration
to keep a mind closed
to everything else
and get the same answer
twice.
 
Dad maintained
that the simpler the mind
the more dependable
the count—
the only excuse
I’ve got.


							

5 responses to “THE COUNT

  1. Evelynne Matsumoto

    It sounds like a Zen concept to me; I work at the same everyday-

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  2. Have you tried having them stand still? ;o)

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  3. My friend Billy the cowboy would say…not difficult, count the hooves and divide by four.

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