a bright red bloomed from her forehead,
panic welled up inside me
as i failed to see dance of her tail and the gleam in her eye —
she was in no pain –
just a scrape! silly human woman!
would you like me to show you the hole in the fence?
i washed her up – now that was the affront! –
a dab of ointment and off she went….
while i put fence mending on tomorrow’s to do list….