A Newly-Born Calf

A newly-born calf is like oven-baked bread steaming under a cellophane cover The cow cuts the shiny coat as a child would lick a toffee with a tongue as pink as the sole of a foot. The calf sways of legs filled with jelly and custard instead of bone and marrow; and it totters to suck the teats of its mother’s udder. ~ Oswald Mbuyiseni Mtshali