Oh my muse, let down your milk.
I led your long-eared
head to the stanchion,
and I haven’t latched it yet.
Sunlit grain lies
boxed before you,
may it please your only
row of teeth. My bucket
is ready and I am
galvanized on skinned up knees –
feeling the heat of your flank on my forehead,
fumbling for the teat.
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Smart poem. Cleverly put together.
hahahaha! Excellent image for a muse!
Yah I like this. I love that kind of filthy, hideously wreak imagery.
It left me with a shiver
(My babies so vain she is almost a mirror）
Cheers for.the read,
thanks for the read, rate, and comments!
Again, do not cap the entire title.
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I'm with Isabelle, Nic. I wouldn't capitalize the entire title. Just "Milk Goat" works perfectly and JK, I LOVE goats! They're SOOOOO freakin' CUTE!!!! :-)
NOW it looks (and reads) aMAZINGLY with the uncapitalized title, Nic!!!! <3
tchoo tchoo tchoo ! i don't think the run-on-line is necessary at line 2, unless you wan tto convey some heavyness impression... / i feel the same about line 8...
i like the originality of your topic...
cute. reminds me of how Americas recent industrial and political/ social future has been looking for a "teat."
lol Percocet, it can be read many ways.
I would have liked it to be a bit more.
PS - doesn't matter if you capitalized the entire fucking title
hell OldShoe. glad to see you are still lurking around, and the gruff pun is funny.
Another good re-read.
You are a masterful wordsmith Nicole! I love the way you describe moments in the sun, the grass, even at a goat's teat.
Two things that caught my ear: sunlit grains lie boxed -- to me, sounded smoother. And skinned knees, omitting "up" would be a nitty suggestion.
This is a very successful write. I admire your work, always have. :)