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unabashed and unfettered,
muscles rippling in symphony of sinew, bone and boundless movement.
Flashes of sable and sunlight quivering,
the air is alight with motion
joining in his brazen ballet.
He leaps with ageless abandon,
magic and majesty,
wisdom and whimsy,
one with the air, the warmth of the sun, the cool grass underfoot.
His fathers toiled in mud and dust,
crushing jaws gripping maddened flesh --
strife amidst thunderous hooves,
All this is forgotten for the moment,
watching with wonder in the shadows.
he is happy to lose himself
in this simple celebration of spring,
neither warrior nor worker,
gladiator nor guardian,
content simply to be
dancing in the sunlight.
©2008 Lori Zimmer
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