Dressing, Dressage

then the busy one:  activity
body moving, swinging
arms, back bends
and the weather complies
enough to do the job

horses on TV from another
continent:  beauty
horses in the heart
the real hard lurch of it
balance and sweat
sore sore thighs - how
do you make quiet hands

but the movement -
the real live thing
of it
and trusting eyes -

oh for a beach and the sea
a trail of horses' hooves
in the sand

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