FNS: A Girl & Her Horse by Leslie Hoffman


Every Friday night we feature a short story, essay, personal narrative,
poem, spoken word, or short film for your enjoyment.

Helen Presents: a poem  from Leslie Hoffman

I watched from a distance
girl mount bareback
a horse called Moon.

Spine straight, blonde hair flowing
black mane billowing
platinum and ebony
resolute, vigilant
nostrils flared.

If I were a horse
I’d be you, Moon,
her words rode on the wind.
Moon whinnied
her fluid gait uninterrupted.

Rider and mount challenged to trust
each other, inner selves
their collective power.

Leslie E. Hoffman is a writer and independent copy editor. Her poems, short stories, and articles have appeared in 300 Days of Sun, MUSED, Writer’s Bloc, The Mountain Astrologer, and the international anthologies of Poets with Voices Strong. Memberships include: California Writers Club, Poetry Center San Jose’s Caesura Editorial Team, and Henderson Writers’ Group, sponsor of the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference.



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