22 March – Feed-off

A persistent little bleat
and four gambolling feet
chase their mother down for dinner.
But Ewe moves fast
to scoff enough grass
to avoid feeding making herself thinner.
Thank goodness lamb stops
before Ewe’s tail lifts to drop
yesterday’s feasting in her wake.
But then he gains more speed
and finally meets his need,
drinking deep with a gleeful tail shake.