Mutual

Mutual

In a big muddy field two sorrel Belgian mares
stand shoulder to shoulder in early spring sun
the wind cold out of the northwest
great yellow teeth bared
clacking in time as each
scratches the other’s
high withers
eyes closed
finds just
the right
spot

belgian


Originally published (minus Shutterstock photo) in Spring 2011 edition of Verse Wisconsin, viewable in the online archive at http://www.versewisconsin.org/

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