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    The Cows of Sams Valley

    They stand in the grass nearby, in long and silent lines, seemingly half-dead, no anger or courage to cloud the empty air, the pasture grows to them. Their heaviness serves them well, this well-fed herd sinking down in the valley, thickset and swollen with pride. I watch them go, and I go, relaxed in a drunken slumber- they hew a broad path for me…

    They low as they move away bellowing and slow, rolling their eyes up and down with silent gaze, hidden among their hidden ways. A mutual love seems theirs, their quiet sleep of death no different than their peaceful days…but would they come to me if I called? Perhaps if the need be, but theirs is a patient willingness that passes, passing without haste, a stand in the grass.

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