Tuesday, January 27, 2009

One Unhorsed Pasture

Grazing Horses
By Kay Ryan

Sometimes the
green pasture of the mind
tilts abruptly.
The grazing horses
struggle crazily
for purchase
on the frictionless
nearly vertical
surface. Their
legs buckle
on the incline,
unhorsed by slant
they weren't
designed to climb
and can't.

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