Excluded

one cow sits alone
by the fence — is she excluded
for her blotched face?

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Outcast

one cow sits apart
from the herd—its face all splotched
like a leper
.
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Seen on the way to town yesterday.
The others were white-faced Herefords
but this one, sitting off by itself,
had a peculiarly mottled face —
and I wondered…