Tuesday, April 28, 2015

April 28th Poem - That Day



THAT DAY

I could not know that day would be
the last time tight in the saddle
my legs hugging the horse
my heart jumping with joy
the guide tapping his cowboy hat
I was nowhere near
an accomplished enough rider
for a full gallop and I am glad
because that’s me chanting
over and over and over “Oh
my God Oh my God Oh my…”
in the shade of the mountains
and divine amusement.




from Singing Magic by Barbara Alfaro
© Barbara Alfaro