The Stead: Steed I Did See
A white, prestigious horse was in a trailer
on the streets of new york city.
The cars were zooming by.
The horse was frightened.
I knew it was scared
because it was fidgeting,
over and over.
It's body trembling like a chronic cold chill.
I could almost match the tears in its eyes with the tears in mine.
no one was there to brush its hair,
pet it's back
and calm its nerves.
i took a glance at the horse, curled my head down
i passed it by, worrying about my own life,
murmuring to myself
a few words.
i was already a block away, unawares.