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cattle
bow to summer skies
marching toward the prize
lowing at the highs

cattle
pass the tin roof shacks
brown and white and black
never coming back

cattle
pushing up the ramp
the passageway is cramped
the building warm and damp

cattle
stepping two by two
the payment coming due
you then you then you

in my mind
it’s sunshine
life is sublime
nothing but time
waiting in line
for wafers and wine
just smother the shine
and await the divine

cattle
bow to summer sun
a cold pneumatic gun
a forehead kiss to stun
and you’re done

cattle
they bleed you from the start
betrayed by a beating heart
then they take you apart