Stray Thoughts: Over, Under, or Through

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The deer leap over the fence before me The fence doesn’t slow the deer down It’s abundantly clear that a leap to a deer Is an easy solution they’ve found

The antelope don’t have the skills of a deer So they crawl under the fencing instead They don’t seem to mind and this solution they find Gets them off to the neighboring farmstead

But cattle are in a predicament Cattle don’t jump and don’t crawl a few strands of wire destroy their desire spring, summer, winter, or fall The strength of a cow isn’t leaping Or scooting down low in the dirt A cow’s strength, alas, is its bulk and its mass And its half-an-inch thick leather shirt




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