I’m a Texas Longhorn
as rugged as they come
I wish that people would gustatorily leave us alone
and not try to exploit most of us (one by one)
Since they don’t leave us alone
I’ll put my hands together and solemnly pray
that we bovine could somehow grow angel wings
and fly the hell away
Thank you, Ellie! 🙂
this remind monkey of poem by issa: look, don’t kill that fly./It is making a prayer to you/By rubbing its hands and feet together.
I love Issa’s poems! …some of the translations of them anyway. 🙂
Great photo and poem Tom! 😊
Thanks much, Sabine! Warm and calm here today. 🙂
Grinning when I got down to the image – not at all what I expected! (As always, an educational post – about time I knew not all longhorns match the University of Texas mascot.)
🙂 One doubts, Jazz, that most University of Texas folks would be appreciative of her!
Thanks, B! She let me get in quite close to her; i suspect she was in the middle of a mid-day nap! 🙂
When I lived in Texas I saw lots of Longhorns. They are beautiful, and your poem does them justice.
Well, this is the only kind i see in Illinois. Winged and ready for flight! Thank goodness the real ones don’t fly! 🙂
Cute. Be safe longhorn fly.
It’s the beef cattle who have to worry!
great shot Tom, also a wonderful poem, nice metaphor – did you ever catch up with that 90s song Cows With Guns?
Thanks, Paul! Never heard that one, i believe. I don’t listen to music much any longer, except for some Rush once in a while. 🙂
Dana Lyons is the artist, it’s a vegetarian inspired cow-point of view humour song.
It does look like a longhorn-very clever! I love your nature inspired poetry!
You are clever Tom – are those antennae that look like horns?
There have been people who’ve put longhorn horns on their vehicles — I’m not sure they’d be so willing to adorn the family truck with this! I like to find what I call nature’s analogies, and the longhorn insect/steer comparison certainly qualifies!