Friday, March 10, 2017


Suzie Q and Mattie

Quietness with foal gone
Feed five flakes of hay to stallion
No commotion in the early morning moonlight
Barn silent as mare and foal leave empty space

Change of seasons accelerate
In one weekend three horses leave
Nine easy keepers left
Hush falls on property

Land notices the difference
No longer enough horses to keep fields down
Plump horses waddle
Angry they are locked out of fields during the day

Preparations for next phase of journey
As our nest becomes smaller
Soon another child stretches her wings
And just few more years with our youngest

Positioning and realigning
Our best days begin today
Today is the day of redemption
Now is the time to redeem

About the Author:  Brian Bucks lives on a small horse ranch in Western Nebraska and is a husband, father, electrical engineer, and poet. (17-044A)

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