Equus Pallidus

The horse was pale,

paler than the light off the mountain

that reflected back in memories long abandoned

 

Its mane was long,

longer than the struggle to save what

fortune had vehemently denied me twice

 

The time was short,

shorter than the flashes of history

that hoofprints trampled in the disappearing snow

 

The trail was closing,

closing on one last intrepid promise

crying out for life amidst a stampede of death

 

 

(Valley Forge Stables: March, 2021)

 

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