Breathless in the Desert
C&I's Poem of the Week for 6/13/2012.
Editor's Note: Reader Louise E. Love offers us this poem that was was inspired by a chance meeting with wild horses while hiking in the Arizona desert. What inspires you? Send your poetry to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photo: courtesy Jean Newnham, Barrie, Ontario, Canada
There they stood, motionless,
five wild horses in a row,
each head resting on a flank,
nutty brown to dirty grey
eyeing us carefully.
We also stood, not breathing
in case we lost their trust.
Then quietly, they drew apart
and there within their midst
a shy, young colt stood bravely.
We gasped in pure delight
but with that sound they turned,
and in a flash they left --- unshod hooves,
wild manes flying, tangled tails
disappearing into wilderness.
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