Poetry

Michael Crane: One Day in the Country

One day in the country   The angry horse with the red eyes comes charging towards him. He is frozen with fear but he looks straight at it. It’s all part of the great charade: who will surrender, the horse or him. It has a huge head with a white blaze and he starts speaking to it telling it they can’t go on like this. He walks away and it follows him through the overgrown paddock, trotting slowly to the stable. He feeds it apples and hay and puts a warm blanket over it and then goes home to sleep…

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