Wednesday, November 16, 2011

First Snow

When the first snow falls
horses go through the corral
to munch on hay cast down
to the dry floor of the barn.
They huddle together warm
as a body is with a body,
stallion nosing the mare
switching his tail in cold air
hoping the earth will hold
their hooves like summer did.

(17 November 2011)

copyright 2011 by Floyce Alexander

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