Dusk Comes Early in Winter

Dusk comes early in winter,

and the hayloft, though full,

too cold for the cousins

to play hide and seek.

The barn cats prefer

their domain secure.

Only a fraction

of the stalls occupied

as the accident mending

the fences last spring

now dictates what is possible.

They must sell off acreage

to cover the losses.


Written in response to The Amplification Effect, No.5

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