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The World's Loneliest Sheep

by phoebe kalid


- for fiona, who was stranded for two years on the shore of

the moray firth in scotland.


weatherworn ruminant bleats

after passing boats, the years


thick on her back.

an angry love:


spume casts aspersions

on the idle gorse; rain

begs stone to soften.


there were fields, once—

she remembers. maybe


even a mother.

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Image by Bree Anne
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