colin whistles


colin   in the distance   whistles a tune

breeze carries it our way


melodious   cinematic   images form 

on the horizon   an appaloosa sky   thundering


ominous   dark   the plot thickens   the untoward

advances   shadows hold secrets


the herd wheels   the stallion rears

his mane wild   the mares


paw and snort   break into a gallop

hooves beat the earth raising clouds of dust 


over the rise   beyond our hearing   lightning

silently illuminates the clouds   


the air becomes ionic   the mares stampede 

all is in commotion   all humanity quakes   is shattered   


colin stands   stretches   scans the sky   

mops the back of his neck with a red bandana     


the whistling stops   the herd slows to an easy lope   

the stallion finds a shady willow grove


the mares turn to grazing bunch grass

still the lightning flashes   distantly   still i hear the melody


the chuff of horses keeping time   i taste rain

though the sky above is yet clear





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Written on 2019-06-10 at 18:07

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The opening couplet is so beautiful

Bibek The PoetBay support member heart!
I like the scene you've painted with short, almost terse phrases. I think the enjambments work well in that word-painting as one thought jumps over the other line.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Very nice! Wonderful imagery.