Paul walked west
on the right side of a rural Wisconsin highway.
A cow walked west
and the left side of the same highway.
Paul scanned the flat farmland
through a line of leafless trees
and saw no farmer or farm house
or anything dairy.
The cow occasionally bent over
for a new mouthful of grass.
Paul mentally flipped through
a book on Euclidean Geometry
thinking that is where
an explanation would be.
The cow matched Paul’s pace
and his halts
but not his delving for an answer
to what should not be a question.
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