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The Gazing Ass

John Redmond

And though I had no time I slowed the car,
for a sleepy ass had stolen my road,
dipping his tail in an hourglass of legs.
A ewe would run, a cow would lumber away,
but, rather than bolt, as I drew close,
his nostrils grew broad, his ears grew high,
and he stared at me like there was nothing else.
Why was he waiting? What had I done?
Changing down to the side, I saw
his gaze was fixed like the gaze of my car,
for he kept on staring at where I had been.
He had not been looking at what he had seen.
Taken from 'New Poetries II'...
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