People Used to Say: Shut the Door! Did You Grow up in a Barn?
Even my mother knew very well,
thought we ate in the kitchen,
though we slept in the house,
that we lived in the barn. Ask the cows;
I talked to them more than I did my parents,
and the cows listened. They liked the same music
on the radio, soothing, soulful. Sometimes
just like my parents, they kicked back.
But sometimes they nodded knowingly
and asked very few questions.
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I love a poem that makes me smile! Great hook!
they kicked back
enjoy the humor
I love the imagination and the metaphor.
Why talk to animals? Nicely done.