next

I knew it was 

charged 

because the 

cows kept 

 

their distance 

but Kenny 

wasn’t convinced 

 

he pulled up some 

long swamp grass 

and held it out 

like an antenna 

 

until it touched down 

on barbed wire 

his gasp 

 

showed his teeth 

 

it’s live 

he crowed 

giddy 

with something 

like joy

 

 

 

 

 

L a u r e n   H a l l

electric fence