poem #53

stable outing-2
the stable outing
take the horses anywhere they want to go
how do you know just ask them
ask the horse he’ll tell you anything you want to know
name the fifth at Hialeah a love sonnet for the wife
sure they’re smart that’s why we feed them bathe them brush
them doctor them drug them put them down
race them for the odd purse
of course in the old days you could get real work out of them
come on Jock come on me heartie
– Christopher Mulrooney
Christopher Mulrooney has written poems in the Bicycle ReviewAuchumpkee Creek ReviewDecanto, and The Cannon’s Mouth.
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