States of Mind

Eyes wide open without seeing. Food for others.

Calf Eyes

One October day I saw a bull standing over this calf lying next to a watering trough. A number of cows stood nearby. The calf looked strange so I walked over to check on it. It didn't move. The calf had apparently died only a short time before I arrived, the eyes seemed still to hold some bit of life in them. They would soon gray over.
In the country dead animals are a common enough sight that after a while they do not shock. The roads are littered with deer, raccoons and porcupines that failed their night crossings. Casualties in the fields, like this calf, soon become the food of eagles, ravens and coyotes.