This Suffering and Scrumptious World by Camille Newsom
March 24th, 2022
The farmer is starting to look like the pigs,
the way dog owners look like their golden retrievers,
floppy and peppy and so-not-depressed,
or their pointers, lean and on time and
alive just to do everything fast.
Like the goose lady whose neck is getting longer,
or the man in the trailer with the cat in heat,
who, too, wishes for some afternoon delight.
About Camille Newsom
Camille Newsom is a livestock farmer in Western Michigan. In her poems she observes our living and dying world through humor, grief, and a sprinkling of spite. Her poems have appeared in Dunes Review, Atlas and Alice, Coastal Shelf, and Inklette. This is her first chapbook.