Pasture

So tender the grass,

She too

Was fenced

And cross-fenced,

Once.

Stock panel

T-post

And barb wire

Protect

A proud crop

Of coastal.

Or stop the cows from straying—

A fence being something

That can go either way.

 

[from Hill Country & Other Poems by Renee Walker, published by Fixin’ To Press]

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