Saturday, November 3, 2012

Next field over

Yesterday I accomplished very little.  Rather like a cow, I chewed the same question over and over, trying to extract a full answer from partial information. I would have better served washing dishes, doing laundry, reading something from the growing stack of books next to my chair, even considering possible paint colors for the kitchen.

I spent yesterday
Ruminating on a question.
It has no answer
Chewed and chewed
Chewed again.
Finally my sister called.
She encouraged me
To spit it out.
Cows have more stomachs
For this.
I understand
They are built
To ruminate.
My diet contains
More than grass or hay.
Usually answers,
Such as they are,
Are found in a meal
Down the road
Or even
In the next field over.

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