what is this monumental quiver of silk under my hand?
the heavy shift of muscle against my side
what is this black liquid pool of soft-contemplating eye?
the sudden tattoo of hard hoof on the hard land
what is this crushing weight
this weightless chthonic grace?
this energy exploding from the earth
and collapsing gravity and space
what is this horse but an embodiment of sheer force?
lifting my body
and hurling it forth