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the escapees

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the escapees

The Escapees 

The goat by the wayside had sun flecked eyes 
rhombus brown pupils… and silky white wool.
But it was not alone, together with a donkey 
that had brown eyes which exuded endless 
patience, and long lashes; they both were on 
the way to town where a circus said it needed
 more animals and promised hay, dry straw 
to sleep on and fame. But knew, as I heard
 an ohm of a plane overhead, that it is difficult
 to find your way back home and remembered
my mother watering plants on the window sill 
while I was biking up and down the road 
showing off. I took the animals back to the farm
the agrarian was glad to see them, the goat was
his pet, the donkey too now that he had a blue
tractor, yet both make the domestic landscape
more picturesque.

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  1. Date: 2/18/2013 8:22:00 AM

    it is difficult to find your way back home Something there strikes me blind.

    hansen Avatar jan oskar hansen Date: 2/18/2013 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    yes as the writer said Never look back