BelowThree horses roam their pastureLuna, alpha beauty,From TehachapiFeral, untamedWild as October windNow gentled And loves her ears scratched.Gypsy, rescued from Canada,Once tethered in a stall Kept pregnantHer urine used for prednisoneTall, gentle giantWith an appetite for anything edible.Sage, a BLM mustang,Branded so she’d never be sold for meatFound her forever homeAnd plans to never leave.Three maresRescued, contentNow enjoying Ramona’s fresh air. Rick Stepp-Bolling
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Soothing, and life affirming, thank you Rick
dog walkersten feet from the doorhi neighbor
Love it man!
Outside the front doorJasmine clawing its way up the awningLattice showing the way in the twistsAnd turns, edging the top of a lemon treeProducing fruit the size of softballsOnly to be stuck with the spines protrudingfrom its branches as I think of cleaning thebranches and trimming jasmine with the milkyjuices oozing from the stems sticking to myfingers and staining my shirtReminds me of the hummingbird I once visited with the hose running fromthe mouth as my thumb squirted a streamof water making a fountain for the birdto bathe on its chest as the wings dodged in and out of the shower
Love the image of the hummingbird flying through the water spray!
Neighbors come and go~~Decades are the goal postsBut the Crows remain
But the crows remain . . . great line!
Thanks, Rick. This mobile home Park used to be a walnut Grove. I am sure the crows have hovered a long time. If only they could tell tails.I often think they're talking about Goins on here.
When we moved here I could reach up and touch the lowest branches of this tree.It was on the other side of the fence then, but the fence rotted and we rebuilt it closer to the streetGiving us a tree.
Giving us tree . . . really nice!