The wide eyed brown and white cows,
With their heads bowed down,
Drink from the little irrigation ditch.
Switch their tails skillfully
To dislodge biting black flies.
Extrude long strings of slobber,
Which look like fishing line.
The wisps are wafted away
As the summer breeze
Catches hold of them.
It hangs the silver strands on
Tall browning Indian tobacco weed,
At the edge of the water.
Creating a sparkling summer Christmas tree.
Cerita M. Hewett July 2002 (revised 2014)