JULY EVENING

Four-thirty and it’s cooled down

from 115—black cows are leaving

sycamore shade for the water trough,

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plodding several hundred yards of hard clay

and short blond fuzz to drink,

not like last night’s forceful mob,

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but one-by-one, the order established

over years of living together—uphill 

two hundred more to shady Blue Oaks

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to gather and decide which way to go.

The heat has slowed their rhythm

only slightly, they are bound to graze

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what’s left on the slopes behind us:

take the steep trail to the top of the ridge

or the long pull only part-way to the sky.

One response to “JULY EVENING

  1. How odd to have it be hotter there than here in Arizona. Praying for a heat break and rain for you soon! We were blessed last night with a proper rain…by which I mean lots of rain that came down for a good half hour or so rather than 152 drops or five minutes of hard rain. Everything looks revitalized and I like it much better than the thunderstorm/no rain/wind/dust storm of the night before!

    janet

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