• Vol. 09
  • Chapter 09

Holy Highland Cow

“Look!” said the Highland Cow
“I can’t jump over the bloody moon.
Someone’s built a skyscraper on it
Mining its natural resources
Until it becomes so light it leaves
the solar system along with the tide
and the ebbing seas
and the poisoned rivers because
they have nowhere to flow
and the trees will die, even the petrified ones.
We will all fly up, no gravity, when that happens
And you will say
“Holy Cow! How couldn’t we know?”
I say, “You clever humans, top of the food chain,
if only you had listened to all those scientists
all those experts
all the hippies
You don’t listen because you
don’t stop!
and don’t speak Cow!
all you hear is MOO!