remembering fear

i still remember a horse
as massive as a house
and how my legs shivered
clutching at its dusty sides
begging to come down
oh please, god, please
just let me come down

i remember how they stared
how they laughed at my timidity
at the absurdity of fear
in a land of leathery skin
but even as a child i knew
that there was something fierce
something unbelievably urgent
about trembling flesh

and days that wandered into night
without a hint of morning

Ellington.George (1969.07) Virginia.with Big Earl.01

2 thoughts on “remembering fear

  1. “but even as a child i knew
    that there was something fierce
    something unbelievably urgent
    about trembling flesh

    and days that wandered into night
    without a hint of morning”

    Admirable use of words. (Applauds) More evidence of reincarnation I suspect whenever I ponder such oddities.

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