17 October 2009



pony clubbers out in force
that afternoon – two mothers
three girls and a guy prepared
horses talking of whom was
seeing whom; although unsaid
the cool word was she doesn’t
hang out with them

ponies groomed with meticulous
care belched pleasure into their
buckets of oats painting rare
sheens on lips as yet unkissed
but ready to be – glossed over
with the sheer moment’s
animal delight
© 5 September 2009, I. D. Carswell