Intemperate bulldozers stand by,Idling, low rumbling rhythm,As a finer justice falls into place.One lonely soul, lost in fitful sleep,Hears soft, distant whinnySlowly moving closer, ever closerWhite velvet face of the beautiful Bald-Face LieRises up through fog of despair,Breathing, breathing,Warm, moist nostrilsBreathing loose the mask of reason,Reminding, reminding,Life is better-lived with blood-free handsAnd a quiet mind.
(Bald-Face Lie, a seven-month-old filly of 72 Ranch near Weatherford, Texas, was shot by an unknown person on January 24, 2010, near the fence line on Fox Road.
Teresa Evangeline has a blog. Its link is Teresa Evangeline. She lives and writes in Minnesota, USA.)