Highland Cattle

Barbara Boches
| poetry


If I could be a hairy coo grazing
in summer by the sound, hair like some sulky

teen over my eyes, horns in ceaseless
shrug at holiday

boaters, I’d late afternoons lumber down to
the sea to swim—nostrils, bony

tips jutting through waves—then
surface beside a kayaker

and moo. How he’d shriek.

Barbara Boches’ poems have appeared in Poet Lore, Solstice, SWWIM, upstreet, and other literary magazines. Her first chapbook Which Will Change the Other More? was published by Finishing Line Press.

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