The stranger rode into town
On a bulletproof steed,
On a horse that could speak
And foretell future events,
On a horse that understood
The concept of mortality
Although it could never die,
On a horse of great empathy
That would cry salty tears
For its master's tragic loss.

And yet,
The townsfolk
Only ever cared
About some crude
Horse-shaped pile
Of repurposed wooden planks.

©2020 Greg R. Fishbone

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Automedon with the Horses of Achilles
"Automedon with the Horses of Achilles" (1868) by Henri Regnault (1843–1871)
Mythology Greek/Roman
Title "Xanthus"
Date Published May 20, 2020

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