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‘The Use of Fear’ by Hilary Sideris

The Use of Fear
after Temple Grandin

Wise handlers scare
cows just enough to make

them move in single file
but not panic – they’ve seen

the havoc fleeing cattle
wreak – anticipate & thwart

the drive to form a churning
knot around the boss.

They know the sadness
of the weak who don’t lie

down, but mill & pace
at the herd’s edge.
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