|NOT taken yesterday, lol|
Knees flung high and ears pinned back she bolts, freedom in her cross hairs.
Swings by mistake into the heifer yard and stands there, head high and back, snorting down her long, black and white nose.
At the fence that sprang up all around, mane snarled around her ears, forelock blowing in the sharp east wind.
Woof.....woof...snort, snort, whistle, pause to grab a hank of grass, eyes rolling at the prison guards as they approach, treats in nervous fists, halters hanging on arms like spaghetti.
Throws back her head, to pivot, whirl, and race again, divots of dirt and grass springing from her flying feet.
Halts against the fence again, a wild stallion silhouetted on a mountain ridge, except she's just a little mare, caught by accident against a cattle panel fence.
And none the less adamant because of that.
"No, I will not go back.
No barns for me!
I'm free, I'm free, I'm free.
Don't touch me! Can't you see that I am a mustang now, all wild and woolly, I'm free, I'm free.
Oh, well, if you must insist, gimme another treat and I'll let you buckle on my halter....
But, dang, that was fun. Let's do it again sometime."
*****Um, no, let's not.....