On driving to chemotherapy

In Minnesota

in February

the black cows

that graze

in view of the freeway

pull their hooves

up

and move

through the snow

mud

and sparse wheat.

They are as strong

and graceful

as the herds

of buffalo

and wildebeest

that migrate

in the morning shadows

of the African

Sun.

© Julie Bolitho. “on driving to chemotherapy,” Poem. Ballard Street Poetry Journal. Worcester, MA: Summer 2009.

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