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Portrait of a Poison Cow

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6348hhs
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323344
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs

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Title Portrait of a Poison Cow
Description , PORTRAIT OF A POISON COF Halhert Greaves 1904 Herbert Avenue Salt Lake City, UT 84108 Professional Division Second Place Poetry About the time when I was ten or twelve We had an old red cow my father called Strychnine-- Because she was so poison-mean. She always knew she could outsmart a kid like me. Sometimes when I would put the stool down And sit, and place t^e bucket on the ground, She'd stand still, pretending to Be peaceable. But when I reached to try to take her milk, SheM sidle leftward And move her rump just out of reach, Then turn her head and loot at me as if to say: "Don't fool aronnd with me, you little squirt. But if I got her in a corner where she couldn't move like that She had a bag of tricks to justify her name. (That sounds a little like a pun, doesn't it?) At other times she made me think she'd changed her ways And look contented while I milked--for about a minute, Jnst long enough for hex to calculate The length of her tail and the distance to my head, Then, with the speed of an arrow and the sting of a whip. She'd wrap that tail around my face. It hurt. SBe would savor her success And glare at me again, triumphantly, maliciously, joyfolly. 31
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Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 323210
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6348hhs/323210