Ominous clouds on the horizon
with only one small patch of blue.
A cedar wax wing flies in on the tail
of a wind that is wed to sea and sky.
It sends a message of questions
that have no answers and only
other animals can understand.
Holsteins know this is all there is
and take cover under the umbrella
of a grove of shag bark hickory trees.
Clouds disappear from view, and
coincidentally, across a new blue sky
are huge letters: You can learn to fly!