Dean Bonner

Please Pass the Sweet Milk
2021, Dean Bonner

Unpasteurized, no need to parboil
To suit my idea of purity
Or give predictable consistency

Unhomogenized — no need to separate
The cream that gives flavor

One-dimensional, two…three…more?
Not for me to decide
How many dimensions or universes
They should be, or traverse

Or to check their speed as they grumble, fumble
Through space-time and other folds I
Cannot comprehend in their movements

Erudite, ribald, brilliant, silly, or
Sometimes crude

They can be one after another
Or all at once, as can their works

I will befriend, cuddle, curdle with
The Raw Milk People

I choose my risk if they turn my stomach
Give me The Shits
Or change — into tart buttermilk
Or sharp cheese

Spare me the bland
Save me from the One Percent

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Dean Bonner

Dean Bonner

Author, humorist, community builder, telegrapher, gold prospector. Making my corner of the world a better place. People matter.