The Mooing of Cows


 The mooing of cows

Next to the marigolds, the mooing

of cows, a dozen peonies circling

the sycamores. There’s goats and

a corn stand, smelly pink pigs on

this twice yearly visit to Anna, my

mom’s older sister.

Leaving the Bronx, crossing over

the Triboro, heading north up the

parkway, four hours long, then the

trip coming back, “trying the tires”

in Dad’s new Impala; 2 city girls

discover “the country life.”.

Sneaking the rice krispy treats that

our Aunt Anna gave us, we made sure

not to mess up our father’s new car,

as we bonded together, laughing like

sisters, on the road trip back home.

Emalisa Rose


When not writing, Emalisa Rose enjoys crafting and birding. She volunteers in animal rescue. Living by a beach town, provides much of the inspiration for her art. Her work has appeared in The Beatnik Cowboy, Ariel Chart, Literary Veganism, Mad Swirl, and other wonderful places. Her latest collection is "On the whims of the crosscurrents," published by Red Wolf Editions.

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