Free Range, the Final Frontier
MATTHEW SISSON
We’re raised our kids free range, never considered
barbed-wire, fed only Grade “A,” the best money
could buy. Then they discovered video games, refused
to leave their computers, lost weight playing all day.
Protecting our investment, we considered forced feeding,
just like the geese for pâté, but in compassion went with
I.V. I found just the right solution in recycled bottles at
Whole Feeds. Now 24/7 they’re hooked up to screen and
 nutrition, and we rest easy knowing they’re healthy, happy
as horses, certified organic and steroid free.  

MATTHEW SISSON's work has appeared in journals and magazines ranging from JAMA The Journal of the American Medical Association to the Harvard Review Online. He is the former poetry editor of the trade journal Modern Steel Construction and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His first book will be published by the Pecan Grove Press this year.