The sun shimmers off his glistening back.
Black, majestic, and powerful he paws the ground with his front hoof.
Kept prisoner by a flimsy rickety fence he scans the grounds. He seems disinterested, aloof, and bored. Then he cocks his head and we lock eyes. A piercing stare that I couldn’t shake off. If only I could speak horse …
“Hey, why you looking at me like that?” he would say.
“Your beautiful and I just can’t take my eyes off you.” I would reply.
“Huh. You’re weird.” And then he starts walking closer. “But in a quirky strange kinda way. So what is this fascination you humans have with us horses anyway?”
And I would reply, “I don’t know. Maybe this right here and now. This moment we are sharing. We can’t speak and yet we can still communicate. I can look into your eyes and see my soul reflected in them. Maybe through you I can feel that common bond that exists between all of us who walk this earth.”
Then he snorted, tossed his head, and galloped away.
March 4, 2018 at 12:32 pm
I love the idea of getting into his head without actually having him speak or be real. I might steal that craft move in a book I’m working on. Thank you!
I’m also a horse lover, so this piece is especially great to me.
March 4, 2018 at 12:40 pm
Run with it (no pun intended). What was really strange writing this piece was how it seemed to take on a life of its own without me really knowing where it was headed. Good luck writing your book. I envy your stamina in going for it.
March 4, 2018 at 12:47 pm
I love this perspective. This idea of being able to communicate with animals – we do give them voice and thought. You were able to write about somewhat of an intimate moment – a reflection and connection. Nicely done.
March 5, 2018 at 2:49 am
Love the design of your blog. This piece is so visually vivid – then, wishing to speak horse, your soul reflected in his eyes, the kinship of creatures that walk this earth – these pull on the soul. Lovely 🙂
March 5, 2018 at 6:14 am
There’s beauty here and great voice. Love your effective use of the power of three. I’d love to use this slice as a mentor text for that crafting move.