Ominous clouds on the horizon

with only one small patch of blue.

A cedar wax wing flies in on the

tail of a wind that is wed to sea and sky.

It sends a message of questions that have

no answers and only other animals can understand.

Holsteins know

this is all there is and take cover under the

umbrella of a grove of shagbark hickory trees.

Clouds disappear from view, and coincidentally,

across a new blue sky are huge letters:

You can learn to fly!