Anne Anthony

High Horse

I rode the same high horse you ride so loose and wild,
flung lordly edicts to the masses until rotted roots
tripped my horse and slipped my saddle: face-planted
In my tumble to Earth. No soul came to my rescue,
no gentle forest creature sniffed me out…

In most cultures, horses are associated with nobility, grace, and freedom because they embody the life-forces that are untamed and close to wildness. These life-forces, at times, take us in unpredictable directions. Writer Anne Anthony was inspired by horse symbolism, as is evident in this featured poem. Anne Anthony is the Gold Writer of the ArtAscent Wild call for writers. To see the full body of work and profile, get a copy of the ArtAscent Art & Literature Journal Wild issue.

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