All day long Paul
adopted a big horn sheep
and roamed the mountain side
with that surefooted attitude.
I mean he shape-shifted
into a ram and went up a rock face
I required climbing equipment
to ascend safely.
I possessed no worry of him
exploring his nature and boundaries
but the distant report of a rifle
quickened my heartbeat.
Paul returned in time to wash up
just before supper was served.
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