You Miss the Salad

 Perched on an old ball cap 
 That hangs on a fence post 
 By the horse barn
 A blue winged orange breasted swallow
 Watches the nuances of farm life
 When you’re late
 Held up by the sperm salesman
 You miss the salad 
 If a calf lives 
 for ten minutes
 It will probably live for ten years 
Inspired by the photographs and words of Quite a Sightly Place: A Family Dairy Farm in Vermont