Steep Slopes and Green Horses|
Mike's Meadow Muffin for May 16, 2005
Steep Slopes and Green Horses
Inspired in that instant when I kicked my feet out the stirrups as I cleared the front of my saddle
and noticed I was about 20 feet in the air with nothing but rocks and pavement below.
Ponderosa Pine, against a clear blue sky
Golden wheatgrass and rocks below,
For one heart-beat at the apex of your trajectory,
time stands still you know !
No excess, for reflection,
On what made your pony stumble,
Just an instant of pure clarity,
before you resume your downward tumble.
This aint no rodeo pen,
with its bed of soft turned dirt.
The landing strip's all broken rock
this is really going to hurt!
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