It seems we waited so long for the
Did you fear my lasso?
The reins and the ties that bind?
You were trembling when I touched you,
When I stroked your mane and
Offered you the bridle and the bit.
I was scared, too--
The lariat could circle back on me.
As I watched you, eyes rolling,
I wondered: Will you buck? Throw me
Or will you kick me,
Hooves to my head, to my heart?
Did I even dare to dream
Of riding such a thoroughbred?
As you reared up on your long, lean haunches
I considered: Are you a filly, a mare, or both?
Either way, so domestic and gentle when in the stable:
A racehorse, untamed and wild as a mustang,
When let out to run.
Stamping your feet, you warned me
Against making false moves.
I only hope I could keep up with you,
Knowing there is as much excitement
in the anticipation
As in the race itself, or in the joy
Even if you’re a dark horse…
Win, lose, or place-- I’m betting on
Breaking out of the starting gate at last,
Going from zero to all out, to all-the-way
In one gigantic heartbeat,
So hard and fast you tore my clothes off,
Your legs furiously pounding, drumming like thunder
In a hurricane, your lightning striking into my heart,
Your long-legged beauty carrying me
Galloping so strong, so swiftly, you
Your fingers tearing at me, digging
into my back,
Burning like fiery rain into the
parched desert of our souls,
Gone too many years without rain….
The storm that had waited so long to
We raced across the dark frozen wasteland of our pasts,
Snow melting behind us from the heat of impact,
Flowers bursting out of the muddy earth in our wake,
Rushing into a new world, the future,
Into the light,
Spring sun rising after a long, cold winter.
This is a horse race we both can win.
We’re in it for the long haul.
We don’t have to go too fast--
If we finish, we both shall win,
Two hearts uncaged, running to the
And it looks like we can finish, neck
Together, every night,