Sunday, March 22, 2009
Slaughter In the Heartland
photo by Julie Eger
Trent drives around in a fancy car
Dreaming dreams that he’ll go far.
He spills cappuccino on his pin-striped suit
as he scrapes manure from off his boots.
Meets the realtor at the edge of town
with plans to slaughter more than a cow.
Unlike a doctor who vows to do no harm,
they’re going to dissect the family farm.
––Julie Eger 2006