Old Taupō Road

Brake for the man

driving the steamroller.

Watch the man

turn and quickly

drive the steamroller

onto its trailer,

the gigantic wheel

in perfect alignment

with its bed.


Stop and watch

the new calves

in their pasture.

Stop and watch

the new calves

fucking in their pasture.


One calf hitches onto

the back of another calf

and rides it

around the pasture.


A bird flies

under the car.

Watch the bird

in the rear view mirror

coming out the other side,

crumpling onto the median.