20. standing: waiting.

my handsome Arab

adorned in his finery and fancy shoes

stands and stares

& stamps his feet


then chooses to relent

allows me to mount him



for he loves me

and tells me of his days in the sunny meadows

of sweet grass

and sweeter mares

and the stories told by his mother

& the question of where she had gone

and did I know

when he might see her again ?