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Fifteen-two hands high, half a ton
of black horse – she bore me 
through dry arroyos and over alfalfa fields 
in bloom. But how could I carry her
to college? There’s no place in a dorm-room 
for a Morgan-Quarter mare. 

I dropped her – reins and all – into 
the hands of a stranger.

Forty-eight years later, I find
I’m still carrying her
in my mind.

Copyright © Taylor Graham

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  1. Date: 10/29/2011 7:25:00 PM
    a sad song and letting go... is well.. was forty eight years after all, lots has happened since then maybe? Namaste~N

  1. Date: 10/29/2011 6:20:00 PM
    So very expressive of your love of your pet..Enjoyed reading..Sara