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BUCK SEASON SURVIVOR

 

 

We celebrate survivors,
pay homage to
who we hope to be—

that with a little luck
leave quietly—not stray
too close to the road.

 

SUNNY SABBATH

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All-day tryst in the middle
of milling cattle upon the green,
it could be spring in December—

good sign after two dry years of hay,
something normal like bucks in rut.
Mounting and breeding surround us,

black bulls weave through the bunch
with urgent optimism and aplomb.
No forecast fog, rain, or snow.

Monday gather. Tuesday picnic
upon the green with the neighbors
bringing horses to brand some calves.