NaPoWriMo 2015 – Day 22 – Write a Pastoral Poem – Grass – a post-modern pastoral

Grass – a post-modern pastoral

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yard; such  waste

for dogs and children.

.

I’d be happy to have

a warm, milk-giving

Jersey cow. At a pinch,

.

a Holstein-Friesian,

chewing her cud

all day down the yard.

.

But in our small yard

there’d not be sufficient

grass to sustain …

.

a big steamy beast

and she’d cost me the more

to supplement her kai.*

.

Grass, ample in my small yard,

only for playful puppies

                        and children.

Benita H. Kape © 23.4.2015

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* kai – Maori for food

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