Ailment of reason: vague details of a horse’s tragedy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Phoenix Poetry

Submitted: February 19, 2017

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The simplicity of a horse race!

Within the ailments of the vague ground of an Ascot Racecourse, 

Where upon throngs of bleak people and intent children reside

On peeling white, flimsy fences— A ferocious horse named ‘Royalty’

By those acustom to drunkness of anger, sprints in our freedom;

She is their winner, their pride, their profits!

 

A median caught in the mane of itself,

Concepts are clouded by eternity

 

Gold cracks in her hooves, an equdisant oppenent craves breath,

It is riderless, lustred in hazels, and bemuses her pride;

Royalty crashes into the crowd of spectators.

In their bufflement, the crowd was flustered in what to do.

What else could they do? They would write.

—Their cameras were smashed and unable to capture anything.

 


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