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Watching Them Run

You hear the thunder, you feel it beneath your feet As you stand so still on an ocean of swaying grass You see, so distant, a diversity of colors coming your Way, dust swirling behind them. The thunder gets louder, now drumming rhythmically Through your body, The colors turn into bodies, coats that carry sheen like a blade Now you see tossing heads and tails erect, held up Proudly like a flag, a flag of freedom A fury of hooves carries them across the sea of Green, you wonder if they're flying You see eyes rimmed in white, eyes that have seen The snow on mountaintops, so many sunsets, and Countless stars They come closer, they do not slow down But there's a force that makes you still, will not let You move, makes you hold your breath, do not blink Or you will miss it, As they flash past you, all at once, A moment of hard breathing and crashing hooves, Then you turn, To watch them gallop away into the setting sun, as if You were never in their way.
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