A Holocaust Express
I drive alongside an 18-wheeler loaded with lambs on their way
to Chuck’s Custom Slaughter in Dixon. Halal slaughter welcome.
The lamb’s melancholy faces protrude from bars in wooden cages,
as if to plead their case as they eye-ball every passing motorist
for one more day of roaming in the bucolic pastures called home.
I’ll never eat another lamb chop.
Milton P. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is an 87-year old psychologist who has published many poems in periodicals such as: the Toronto Quarterly, Wisconsin Review, Mobius, The Chiron Review, Samsara, Blue Collar Review, Allegro Poetry Review, Naugatauk River Review, Taj Mahal Review, Poetica Magazine, Christian Science Monitor and the New York Times.