Brushstrokes and Balladeers



???????????My poem “Why Girls Love Horses” was published in Brushstrokes and Balladeers, winner of the 2014 Wrangler Award for Poetry from the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, published by CJ Hadley’s RANGE Magazine and the RANGE Conservation Foundation. To order call 1-800-RANGE-4-U or visit the webpage Here’s the poem:

Why Girls Love Horses


The stallion grows out of my arm.

About to cover a mare, he suckles the wind.


The filly breathes close to me.

I breathe in tune with her

and become quiet to let her learn

the scent of sunlight on grass.

When a stallion swallows her,

she’ll stand like a church in rain.

She’ll grunt under his weight,

a torrent of legs pouring down her side.





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