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The Killing Shed
He has a place off in the woods where, when a cow gets too old or a horse cant pull, he takes them.
Theory is, if somethings no longer useful it should die, because he isnt living to support anything that cant pay its way.
I grieve each time I see him striding by with some miserable creature, terrified and bawling often as not, on a rope. Hes none too gentle about it, either.
I lost count after a few years, it isnt possible to remember all the faithful hardworking beasts hes dispatched as soon as he notices their infirmities.
It isnt that we dont have the land. Therere acres and acres of open fields, enough to support for a few last good years the animals that make our prosperity possible.
I tried just once to convince him to pasture them out while they could still enjoy the sun and the grass. He looked at me with his twisted smile and never said a word.
Gotta give him this much that shed is spotless. He makes sure all the blood is hosed off and burns the bodies in a far-away pit.
Now Im standing in the kitchen. Ive just dropped a bowl full of batter because the damnable arthritis in my hands has made them clumsy.
Come to think of it, I broke two glasses the other week, accidentally clinking them together a little too hard when emptying the dishwasher. Oh well, plenty more glasses up on the shelf. 2012 RC deWinter
RC DeWinter, Fairfield, CT Member Since December 2008 Artist StatementHello and welcome to my portfolio on Imagekind. Here's a bit about me:
RC deWinter is a Connecticut writer/digital artist whose artwork has been published in many print and online journals, including, among others, The American Muse, Fine Art Photography, Poetry Nook, 2River View, Pink Panther, Official Feature Online Entertainment Magazine, Garden Tripod and also used as set décor on ABC-TV’s “Desperate Housewives." In 2013 Ms. deWinter she was one of six finalists for a Shorty Award, the national social media awards, in art. Ms. deWinter is honored to be the first digital artist invited to exhibit at the Arts of Tolland Gallery in Connecticut. Her 4-week solo exhibition was an unqualified success. Her poetry publication credits include The New York Times, Uno: A Poetry Anthology, 2River View, Another Sun, Pink Panther Magazine, Pilcrow & Dagger, Plum Ruby Review, Poetry Life and Times and numerous other print/online publications. If you enjoy my work, please spread the word, and thank you for stopping by.