Sweet tender piglet 
held in your arms
worry gone from your face

So unfair sickness
landed on you
while on vacation at
Dutch Creek Farm Amish Petting Zoo
Zorses, Zonkies, and Zebras
watch you sniffle and sneeze

In the car we talk about
how it was sad
some beasts
dirty, mangy, lackluster
yet there was tiny Wilber 
precious piggy 
asleep on your shoulder 
smile on his face