#153: My Son Loves Cows

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My Son Loves Cows

He used to love hamburgers,
but now he loves cows
and is experiencing his first
serious moral dilemma
in his 9 years on Earth.
The last time we fired up the grill
he wept through the whole meal.
You don’t have to eat it, son;
on this occasion we WILL make
you something else. But he insisted
through the tears on finishing
that burger; so delicious
and so terrible.

Published by michaeljarmer

I'm a public high school English teacher, fiction writer, poet, and musician in Portland, Oregon

One thought on “#153: My Son Loves Cows

  1. Aw man…that is a tough one. My nearly five year old daughter has just begun to grasp the concept of death, but has not yet extended her understanding to what she is eating. I’m wondering how long it will take.

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