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I am horse
I was horse before you were human
I love the wind and I love running in it
But when wind becomes storm, we stand
In a circle and face each other—not like you do
With words and prayers—we are just horse
I don’t know when you learned to sit on my back
Horse doesn’t have that kind of memory but you do
And we carried you—into war—into marriage—into death
Horse can’t conceive of those things--we are just horse
We were horse before you were human